Bird News Friday 22nd April

Two Cuckoo, Red Grouse and Grasshopper Warbler wear near Sixmilecross this morning. (Adam McClure).

At least two Cuckoos were at Murlough. (Dougie Gamble/Jim Crozier).

2 pairs of Mediterranean Gulls were at Belfast Lough RSPB WOW reserve. (Stephen Maxwell).

Last night a singing Grasshopper Warbler was briefly seen at Round Lake, Fivemiletown. (Naomi & Colin Bell).

A Red Kite was over the Scarva Road in Banbridge. (Karen Elliott).

A leucistic Chaffinch was in the grounds of Mount Stewart, the same bird was present last year. There is a short video of the bird here (Margaret Adamson).

A Cuckoo was calling at Fews Forest, Newtownhamilton (Clifford Sharpe).

A late report from Tuesday is of an eagle species adjacent to the River Maine, Lough Neagh. (Sam Andrews).

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was feeding in Creagagh Wood near Cushendun. (Patrick Barton).

An adult Mediterranean Gull was on Swan Island today in Strangford, it was very territorial and seemed to be paired with a Black-headed Gull. (Dermot Hughes).

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for the pictures of the Mediterranean Gull and the Black-tailed Godwit and to Margaret Adamson for the picture of the leucistic Chaffinch.


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