Bird News Thursday 2nd May

The Osprey is still present at Corbet Lough outside Banbridge this morning. (David McCreedy).

A Short-eared Owl was at Reedy Flats, it was flushed by a flock of Corvids. The Black-necked Grebe was still showing well in the western bay at the Flats. (Clive Mellon).

At Belfast WOW reserve this morning there were 32 Common Terns, 6 Whimbrel and at least 7 Mediterranean Gulls, with possibly 3 pairs nesting. (Derek Polley).

Swifts are now being widely reported including two flying with House Martins at Mosseley, Newtownabbey last night. (Jim McKeown).

A Red Kite was over Drumlin Road, Donaghcloney this afternoon. (Paul Allen). 

Yesterday a Cuckoo was calling at Douglas Bridge, Co. Tyrone. (Godfrey McRoberts).

Thanks to Paul Allen for the video of the Red Kite, see link below, and to Dick Glasgow for the pictures of the Mistle Thrush and the Kestrels:

https://youtu.be/GSCjiNp411U




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