Bird News Sunday 19th February

On Strangford Lough, there were 42 Slavonian Grebe between Greyabbey Bay and Kircubbin and a further 5 north-west of Newtownards Sailing Club  (Richard Weyl).

Two female Brambling and a Great Northern Diver were at Cushendun (Colin Guy).

A Waxwing was at Croft Road, Ballygally and a male Goosander and 6 Twite at Glenarm (Stephen Foster).

At Larne Lough this morning, an adult and 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull were at the Inver River and 4 adult Med Gulls and a 1st winter Iceland Gull at Glynn (Neal Warnock).

Late news from yesterday of a 3rd winter Iceland Gull at the Bann Estuary (Colin Guy).

Siskins are being widely reported from gardens.

Thanks to Gareth Platt for the image of two unfortunate Common Gulls from Millisle. There are more details about the ringed bird here.

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