Bird News Wednesday 4th January

16 Twite and the Black Redstart were still at Whitehead this morning. (Adam McClure)

49 Waxwings were on Carniny Rd at the junction with Cullybackey Rd in Ballymena (Jeff Larkin)

The Green-winged Teal was still at the Ecos Centre and a Med Gull at Sandy Bay, Larne. (Adam McClure)

The adult Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland Gull were at Corbally Reservoir, Portrush (Wilton Farrelly / Garry Armstrong)

A Pink-footed Goose and a Merlin were at Fair Head (Stuart McKee)

Circa 1500 Barnacle Geese, a Merlin and 3 Chough were at Malin Head (Christine Cassidy, Lindsay Hodges and Dermot McLaughlin)

6 Waxwings were at Roe Valley Country Park at 12pm today (Claire Hassan)

A flock of 20 Yellowhammer were with Redpoll & Reed Bunting on the Ballydrain Road near Castle Espie WWT. (Jim McKeown)

A Chiffchaff was at the North end of Belfast Waterworks this morning (Larry Toal)

The drake Smew was still at Inch, Co Donegal (Robin Cunningham)

Thanks to Linda Thompson for this pic of the Whitehead Twite, Christine Cassidy for the Barnacle Geese and Robin Cunningham for the Smew:

Twite, Linda Thompson:
Barnacle Geese, Christine Cassidy:

Drake Smew, Robin Cunningham:

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