Bird News Wednesday 27th April

A pair of Ravens this morning were on a rooftop on Royal Avenue Belfast - above Mace near CS supplies. (Vincent Kinnaird)

Another pair of Ravens were seen at Castle Park, Bangor (Noeni Bryars)

3 Whimbrel and a Med Gull were at Green Island Carlingford Lough Co Down (Charles Wilkinson)

A Raven was being mobbed by a Hooded Crow over Killyleagh. (Spencer & Joan Marshall)

There were 24 Ruff at Reedy Flat this evening, mainly males (some in near-full summer plumage), along with around 100 Whimbrel, 40 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Whooper Swans and a Grasshopper Warbler. (James O'Neill)

You can see more pics of local birds at

Thanks to Jeff Silvers for these pics of Whimbrel at Groomsport today:

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