Bird News Saturday 2nd July

At least one pair of Mediterranean Gulls with young were still present at RSPB Belfast Lough WOW Reserve.(Noeni Bryars)

Yesterday evening 32 Bar-tailed Godwits were near Kilclief in the Strangford Narrows. (Toni Costello).

Also yesterday a Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank were at RSPB Belfast Lough WOW Reserve. (Daniel Newton).

A Great Skua, Raven, Buzzard, Stonechat and Whitethroat along with Golden Hare were present on Rathlin Island on the RSPB guided walk today. (Jim McKeown).

A mixed pair of a female Carrion Crow and a male Hooded Crow have bred in Groomsport  producing two hybrid young which have fledged and can be seen around Groomsport harbour, see pictures below. (Gareth Platt).

Thanks to Noeni Bryars for the picture of the Mediterranean Gull, to Linda Thompson for the picture montage of the Spotted Flycatchers and to Gareth Platt for the pictures of the hybrid Crows.



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