Bird News Friday 12th May

At Lough Beg were the White-winged Black Tern still showing well north of long point, 2 Ospreys, 6 Ruff in sum plummage and an Arctic Tern (Davy Hunter)

A Common Redstart was seen at the west end of Rathlin, a Corncrake was also calling on the island. (Ric Else & Hazel Watson).

A juvenile male Great Spotted Woodpecker was on a feeder in a garden in Annahilt. (Garry Wilkinson).

At least 2 Cuckoos were calling on Rathlin this morning. (Kevin Kirkham-Brown).

A mixed pair of Mediterranean Gull and Common Gull are attempting to nest on a roof in Antrim, this is the second year that they have attempted to breed. Another adult and an immature Mediterranean Gull are also present. (Gareth Platt).

A Cuckoo was at the carpark at Murlough Nature Reserve. (David McCormick).

A Corncrake was calling this evening on Rathlin (Ric Else & Hazel Watson)

Thanks to Linda Thompson for the picture of the Spotted Flycatcher, to David Hill for the picture of the Sedge Warbler, to Stephen Maxwell for the picture of the Swallow and to Gareth Platt for the picture of the Mediterranean Gulls.

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