Bird News Monday 4th January

The female Brambling was still visiting a garden in Antrim (Mark Smyth)

Tyrella today had 2,500 Scoter, 7 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 3,000 Golden Plover, 660 Lapwing, 2,000 Knot, 77 Sanderling, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 ad Med Gull, 600 Fieldfare (one with a white head and neck), 300 Linnet, 3 Twite (one with a green ring on left leg) and 4 Tree Sparrows. Killough Harbour had a female Eider and 3 Great Northern Diver (Chris Murphy)

Kinnegar had a male Sparrowhawk hunting on edges of lagoon, flock of c 25 Bar-tailed Godwits on shore, 2 Reed Bunting and 22 Tufted and 1 Gadwall in the sewage works. (Gilly Irwin)

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this pic of a Siskin:

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