Bird News Monday 12th March.

Two Sand Martins and two Little Stints where at Mullagh, Lough Beg.(David Steele)

The Green-winged Teal was still at the Ecos Centre. A first year Iceland Gull was the at Bann estuary, another first year flew past Ramore and a first winter/summer Ring-billed Gull was briefly at East Strand car park Portrush before flying off towards Ramore Head (Stuart McKee)

8 Pink-footed Geese were at Keeble Lough, Rathlin (Ric Else / Hazel Watson)

Our thanks to Andrew Poots who has sent in this photograph of a Common(Mealy) Redpoll that he took from his garden in Richill. As from this year under the IOC, Common Redpoll is now a separate species from Lesser Redpoll which is the one most people see in their gardens:

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