Bird News Saturday 4th March

A drake American Wigeon is at Dundrum south inner bay (David Nixon) 

A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Maghery, Lough Neagh, Co. Armagh. (David Knight)

A drake Velvet Scoter was amongst 1000+ Common Scoter off Newcastle Harbour this morning. Also 4 Great Northern Diver and 2 Red-throated Diver. (Daniel Newton)

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was in garden at Strand Cottages, Ballycastle, not far from woodland at Tow river. (Michael Barton)

Yesterday a 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull was at Larne (Stephen Foster)

5 Velvet Scoter and a female Long tailed duck were off Loughshore park, Whiteabbey, Belfast Lough today Sat 4/3/17. (Paul McCullough and Gerard McGeehan)

Up to sixty Twite were at Millbay, Islandmagee today. (Cameron Moore)

The Black Redstart was still at the seafront Whitehead (Cameron Moore / David Stirling)

The Twite flock were still at the Boatyard, Whitehead (David Stirling)

Thanks to David Nixon for the pic of the American Wigeon, Stephen Foster for the pic of the Med Gull and Thomas Campbell for the Greenshank:

American Wigeon, David Nixon:

Med Gull, Stephen Foster:

Greenshank, Thomas Campbell:

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