The Glossy Ibis was still at Portmore Lough RSPB Reserve this morning (Richard Hunter) The Ibis was still present this evening and a drake Garganey was also present. (Michael Latham)
A Red Kite was over the M1 at the Oxford Island junction. (Colin Mayes).
A pair of Common Crossbills were an unusual sight at the Ecos Park. (Jeff Larkin)
A drake Garganey was at the south west corner of Lough Beg (Richard Hunter)
4 Crossbill were in Randalstown forest this evening. (Richard Hunter)
Our thanks to David Hunter for the pic of the Swallow, to Michael Latham for the pictures of the Glossy Ibis and the Garganey and to Thomas Campbell for the pictures of the Kestrel, Skylark and Meadow Pipit:
The Glossy Ibis was still at Portmore RSPB this morning. (Robert Hughes). The Ibis was still present on the pools below the viewing platform this evening. (Paul, Cara & Niall Mulvenna).
A Red Kite was seen again near Donaghcloney. (Paul Allen).
A male Great Spotted Woodpecker was coming to peanut feeders in a garden near Scarva (Linda Whitten)
A Cuckoo was calling at Benone (Martin Deehan).
Thanks to Niall & Cara Mulvenna for the picture of Glossy Ibis, to Ginny McKee for the pictures of the Great Northern Divers and Black Guillemot, to David Hunter for the picture of the Sedge Warbler, to Kevin Kirkham-Brown for the picture of the Common Gull with ring 2BAJ and to Paul Allen for the video of the Red Kite:
A Glossy Ibis was at Portmore Lough this morning. It was in the pools below the viewing platform but is moving around the reserve a lot. (per Laura Smith). The Glossy Ibis was still present this evening on the scrape along with two Garganey (James O’Neill)
A Common Sandpiper was on Rathlin (Kevin Kirkham)
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A Wood Warbler was in song Tollymore Forest Park, near Mountain activity centre (Gregory Moorehead)
3 Cuckoo were on Kanes Hill, Carnalbanagh.(Gareth Platt)
There was no sign of the Cattle Egret on Rathlin today. A Tree Pipit was at Kebble (Ric Else). Another Tree Pipit was at Ushet Port, a Common Redpoll and a Pink-footed Goose were also seen (Neal Warnock).
Our thanks to Gareth for this pic of a Cuckoo, to Thomas Campbell for this superb flight shot of a Swallow and to Ric Else for the Cattle Egret shot from yesterday.
The Cattle Egret was seen again on Rathlin, also 7 Crossbill and a Cuckoo. (Ric Else).
Inland ad. Kittiwake in Black headed Gull colony on Lower Erne islands RSPB reserve.(Brad Robson).
Capanagh had plenty of Whinchat and a Cuckoo this evening.(Michael Latham)
Our thanks to Brad Robson for the Kittwake amongst the Black-headed Gulls and finally to Michael Latham for the Whinchat.
A Cattle Egret was found on Rathlin Island this evening near the Hostel (Ric Else, Hazel Watson et al). This is the first island record. A Marsh Harrier, 4 Crossbills, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a male Ruff and a Black Redstart were also on Rathlin today (Ric Else/Hazel Watson).
Two spotted flycatchers where at the walled garden Scrabo country park today (Harry Byron)
Thanks to Ric and Hazel for the photos from Rathlin.
A juv Gull photographed at Millquater Bay Strangford Lough on Friday with a leg ring reading X86A, has been confirmed as a Caspian Gull, the bird was ringed in Germany and it is only the third time ever that a ringed Caspian Gull has been spotted in Northern Ireland, (the first being a bird ringed in Poland) the bird was seen by Graham McElwaine, our thanks to Gareth Platt for the info.
(As well as the Polish bird there was a ringed Caspian Gull at Ormeau Park in Belfast in 2012. It only came to light from BTO ringing reports and was also published in Irish Birds.) .
A Spotted Flycatcher was at the NT The Argory (Karen Elliott)
Several Whinchat and a Cuckoo where seen in the hills above Cushendun.(Michael Latham). A Cuckoo was also heard in the glenwherry valley this morning (Kenny Moore)
Our thanks to Michael Latham for the Whinchat and to Paul Allen for the Red Kite