Bird News Thursday 7th January

The east end of Ballycarry Bridge had a male Yellowhammer - scarce in these parts. Ferris Bay on Islandmagee had 2 Great Northern Divers close inshore with 1 Sanderling and 3 Purple Sandpiper on the shore (Ian Enlander)

A Great Northern Diver was in Portrush Harbour (David Hill)

A Buzzard was perched on the fence at the Mater Hospital in Belfast. (Billy Hamilton)

5 Great Northern Divers were off Portavogie Harbour 3pm today (John McSorley & Dougie Gamble)

20  Sanderling were at the west end of Portstewart Strand. (Sean Hickey)

There were 2 male and a very small female Ruff at Reedy Flat today (James O'Neill)

The Glaucous-winged Gull was still at Castletownbere Harbour, Co Cork.

Thanks to Ian Enlander for the pic of the Yellowhammer and David Hill for the Great Northern Diver. We have further pics on our pics blog: 

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