Bird News Saturday 1st April

The Great White Egret was still at Drumgay Lough, Co Fermanagh. A Little Egret was at Muckross Bay and another at Boa Island, Co Fermanagh. (Wilton Farrelly)

Four Iceland Gulls were at Waterfoot, Co Antrim (Neal Warnock)

A Sedge Warbler was at Kinnegar (Daniel Newton)

15 Sandwich Terns flew past Grey Point this morning (Ronald Surgenor)

A first winter Iceland Gull was at Belfast Harbour, opp the Stena terminal this morning (Daniel Newton / Stuart McKee)

A female Long-tailed Duck was at The Lough Erne Resort, Co Fermanagh (Wilton Farrelly)

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Belvoir Park Forest this morning (Philip McErlean)

Collectors bay at the Quoile had 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret & 2 Sand Martin. There were 30+ Sandwich Terns on the small island off the slipway at Strangford. (Derek Polley)

The Marsh Harrier was seen again at Portmore Lough (Noeni Bryars / Suzanne Belshazzar)

On Rathlin, the first Bonxie of the year was off the West Light and 5 Fieldfares dropped in at Kinramer (Ric Else) Also on the island were Chough, Buzzard, Sand Martin, Swallows, Eider showing well on the RSPB walk today. (Jim McKeown)

Willow Warblers and Swallows are now widely reported.

You can see many more pics from local photographers at:

Thanks to Stuart McKee for this pic of the Iceland Gull and Philip McErlean for the Great Spotted Woodpecker:

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