Bird News Thursday 18th April.

Rathlin today had a Jack Snipe, Marsh Harrier (found by Raymond Fulton), Ring Ouzel, Med Gull, 6 Bramblings, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Common Sandpipers, at least 34 White Wagtails plus many common migrants. (Ric Else / Hazel Watson)

A Marsh Harrier was also seen at the Bann Estuary this evening (Richard Donaghey)

32 White Wagtails, 5 Whimbrel and a Black-tailed Godwit were at Lower Lough Erne Islands RSPB Reserve, Co Fermanagh (Brad Robson)

Dundalk Harbour and east of the Old Bridge, had 9 Ruff and 2 Knot (Fulton Somerville)

A Cuckoo was heard calling at Slieve Gullion Park, Co. Armagh this morning (Frank Carroll)

A female Brambling was in a garden today at Loughries, Newtownards (Graham Day)

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Edenderry Bridge along the Lagan Towpath (Paula Campbell)

Ring Ouzel and Marsh Harrier (Ric Else / Hazel Watson):


Brambling, Graham Day:

Ruff, Fulton Somerville:

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