Bird News Monday 1st January 2018

The drake Green-winged Teal was still at the Ecos Centre, Ballymena (Jeff Larkin)

The Spoonbill was at Anne’s Point, Co Down. Portavogie had a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Jack snipe, 60 Snipe and 18 Purple Sandpiper. (Richard Weyl)

The Pink-footed Goose was at Ballycarry. (Wilton Farrelly)

30+ Twite were still at Sandy Bay, Larne (Stuart McKee)

The drake American Wigeon was at the mouth of the Moneycarragh River in Dundrum Inner Bay south (Jeff Larkin)

A Red Kite was seen over Hollymount Wood, Downpatrick (Graham Day)

Two Red Kites have been frequenting Burnside Road, Banbridge. 2 Goosanders were seen at Loughbrickland Lake, Co Down (Mike McLaughlin).

The drake Smew and a Slavonian Grebe were on Inch Lake in Donegal, also present were 5 White-fronted Geese, a Pink-foot and a Barnacle. (Richard & Shirley Gray).

A single Snow Bunting was at the harbour on Rathlin. (Ric Else & Hazel Watson).

Thanks to Mike McLaughlin for the picture of a Red Kite, to Lindsay Hodges for picture of the Buzzard and to Jason Bain for the pictures of the Treecreeper and the Linnet:



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