Bird News Thursday 24th December

A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull with a deformed left leg was at Kinnegar shore in Belfast. (Stuart McKee).

A female Brambling and a male Siskin were in a garden in Lisburn, together with 6 Redpoll, 7 Goldfinch, 11 Chaffinch and 19 Greenfinch, 6 Collared Dove, a Woodpigeon, and 18 Starlings. (Kevin Kirkham-Brown).

A Carrion Crow was at Donaghadee, see picture below. (Gareth Platt).

A flock of 6/700 Fieldfare and 20/30 Redwing was at the junction of New Line and Moss Roads near Ballygowan. Another 50 Redwing were near the Orange Hall and 500 Linnet in a stubble field at Kilmood. A Sparrowhawk was at Derrytrasna and a pair of Kestrel at Derrycrow (David Clarke).

Thanks to Brad Robson for the picture of the 1st winter Iceland Gull from Enniskillen yesterday, to Stephen Maxwell for the pictures of the Buzzard and the Redpoll and to Gareth Platt for the picture of the Carrion Crow.



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