Bird News Saturday 21st January

The Drake Lesser Scaup was still off Airport Road West, Belfast, with the Greater Scaup flock (Daniel Newton / Joe Lamont)

50 Twite were on Lighthouse Island, Copeland Bird Observatory. (CBO team)

2 Goosander were on the River Main, Randalstown (Joe Lamont)

Today in Donegal, 260 Whitefronts were at Big Isle, the drake Smew and 8 Scaup at Inch Lake, 26 Twite in fields on the approach road. Inch Levels had 51 Pink feet and 3 Barnacles. A Ruddy Shelduck was with Whoopers nearer Burnfoot (Richard Gray).

5 Red Throated Divers (showing signs of summer plumage) were off Portstewart Head today. (Sean Hickey).

2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were at Tollymore in Newcastle.

The Green-winged Teal was still at the Ecos Centre in Ballymena this morning, see picture below. (John Parkinson)

Thanks to Annette Elkin for the picture of the Smew at Inch Lake, to Andrew Poots for the picture of the female Yellowhammer and to John Parkinson for the picture of the Green-winged Teal.


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