Bird News Sunday 24th January

Ardglass harbour, Down still had a 1st winter Iceland Gull (Keith Bennett)

The Glossy Ibis was still at Toome, just to the west of the bridge. (Seamus Burns)

The Black Redstart was still at Newcastle Harbour (Christine Cassidy & Lindsay Hodges)

Ballycarry had a juvenile Greenland Whitefront and a Pink-footed Goose. The Iceland Gull was still at Whitehouse (Wilton Farrelly)

A Black Redstart was at Belfast Harbour estate this afternoon - on Heron Road inside the storage tank compound almost opposite the brick pumping house (no. 28). 100+ Goldfinch also present in that area. (Ian Enlander)

16 Sandwich Terns were at the Portaferry marina. This I suspect is the entirety of the wintering population in the area and equals my highest tally in winter. (John Wilson Foster)

A 2nd winter Little Gull was at Quintin Bay and 2 Stock Dove on the shore at Ballyquintin Point (Richard Weyl)

An Iceland Gull was at Dargan at 4pm and 4 Grey Plover were seen at Castle Espie (Gerard McGeehan)

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming at Malone Golf Course in Belfast (Sam Thomas)

2 Great Northern Diver were at Ballyholme Bay (George Henderson)

The male and female Bramblings were still coming to a garden in Antrim and there were aloso over 200 Goldfinch (Mark Smyth)

A garden in Carnalea, Bangor had a pair of Brambling and 4 Tree Sparrows (Derek Polley)

Iceland Gull, Whitehouse:

Glossy Ibis, Toome, Wilton Farrelly:

Purple Sandpiper, Newcastle, Christine Cassidy:

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