Bird News Sunday 12th March

The drake American Wigeon was still showing well at Dundrum Inner Bay. (Philip West)

A Chiffchaff was on Waterside Greenway this morning (Michael Savage)

The Spoonbill was at Anne's Point, Strangford Lough along with a Merlin (Daniel Newton)

The Greenland White-fronted goose and 2 adult Med Gulls were at Steele's point, Larne Lough (Gerard McGeehan / Shirley Dunlop)

3 Iceland Gulls were on the fish cages at Waterfoot (2x 1w and a 3w). A Whimbrel was at Ballygally (Neal Warnock).

A Chiffchaff was on Copeland Island, see picture below. (David Stirling).

The Great White Egret was at Drumgay Lough. The 2nd w Ring-billed Gull was still at the Round O Enniskillen (B Robson)

A White-tailed Eagle was at Lower Lough Macnean, Co Fermanagh (A Brady).

An adult-summer Mediterranean Gull was with Black-headed Gulls on fields by the River Main at Slaght near Ballymena this morning (a different individual to the bird seen last week, which was just starting moult). Also a pair of Goosanders were on the river there. (David Steele).

A Merlin was at Dundrum inner bay this afternoon. (Nichola Henry).

Thanks to David Stirling for the picture of the Chiffchaff, to Wilf Swain for the picture of the Buzzard and to Thomas Campbell for the picture of the Siskin.


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