Bird News Wednesday 26th April

The Long-billed Dowitcher is still present this morning at the Quoile, the bird is to the left of the hide. A male Ruff is also present (Tom Ennis, Tony Dodds, John Edwards). The bird was still present around 1pm, along with the drake Ring-necked Duck (Tony Donaldson)

The two Avocets were still at Belfast RSPB WoW this morning (Daniel Newton). The Avocets were still present at 12:30 along with an adult Ring-billed Gull (Stuart McKee)

A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Blanketnook, Co Donegal (Michael Savage).

A Barn Owl flew over a garden near Annahilt outside Lisburn this evening. (Garry Wilkinson)

A darkbellied Brent Goose was on Rathlin (Ric Else)


Alisa Craig Trip:
Weather permitting there will be another trip to Ailsa Craig. This will leave Cushendall Harbour at 10.30am next Monday, May 1st. Contact Jim Wells on 07856235144 for further details.

Thanks to Tony Donaldson for the pictures of the Dowitcher and the Ring-necked Duck, to Ronald Surgenor for the picture of the Grasshopper Warbler and to Wilf Swain for the picture of the Wheatear.


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