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Bird News Tuesday 30th May
The male Ruff is still at Belfast Lough RSPB WoW Reserve this morning (Daniel Newton).
Cuckoo calling on Rathlin (Viviana Biazzo).
Common Tern, Alastair McLean:
Red-breasted Merganser, Jason Bain:
Bird News Monday 29th May
Bird News Sunday 28th May
Bird News Saturday 27th May
A Stock Dove at Cleggan on Rathlin is a late spring record (Ric Else / Hazel Watson).
A male Ruff is at RSPB WoW (Stephen Farquhar).
Reed Warbler still singing at Castleroe Riverside Park, Coleraine (John Spottiswood).
Several Cuckoos in the Antrim Hills (Michael Latham).
Cuckoos, Michael Latham:
Bird News Friday 26th May
The Wood Sandpiper remains at Glebe Lough, Rathlin (Ric Else / Hazel Watson)
Yesterday a Cuckoo was heard at Bonds Glen, Claudy (per Stephen Davis)
Circa 20 calling male Corncrake are reported on Tory this spring. (Anton Meenan)
The Golden Eagle was again half way between Annahilt and Ballynahinch, over fields that were recently cut, being mobbed by corvids (Garry Wilkinson)
A Reed Warbler was singing at Castleroe, Coleraine (John Clarke)
Cuckoo, Antrim Glens, Mike McLaughlin:
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Bird News Thursday 25th May
A Wood Sandpiper on Rathlin this afternoon at Glebe Lough, just the second island record (last in 2009). Also a Bar-tailed Godwit this morning which was the first record this year (Hazel Watson / Ric Else).
A male Whinchat in the Antrim Hills near Carnalbanagh (David Clarke).
Whinchat, David Clarke (photographed from the car):
Bird News Wednesday 24th May
The Golden Eagle reported yesterday between Anahilt and Ballinahinch was seen again this morning, been mobbed by a Buzzard (Greg Heaney)
A Cuckoo was calling in Drumkeeragh Forest this morning (Terry Hanna)
Yesterday a Great Spotted Woodpecker was visiting a private garden in Rathfriland (Chris Veale)
Late news of an Osprey seen at Potterswall dam in Antrim seen yesterday by local fishermen (per Richard Hunter)
An Osprey was at Seagahan Dam, Co Armagh this morning per local anglers (John Anderson).
Bird News Tuesday 23rd May
Adult or subadult Golden Eagle near Ballynahinch en route from Anahilt (Greg Heaney).
Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin and other small waders in the Bann Estuary this afternoon (John Clarke).
Curlew Sandpiper, John Clarke:
Bird News Monday 22nd May
Bird News Sunday 21st May
A Barn Owl flew across the road near Ballynahinch over the Ballynahinch to Lisburn Road at 1am this morning caught on the dashcam footage (Paul Mulvenna).
An Osprey over Lough Beg heading towards the Bann Estuary (Gerard McGeehan / Shirley Dunlop).
Whinchat and Yellowhammer on Rathlin (Ric Else / Hazel Watson).
Cuckoos were reported today in Capanagh and Glencairn.
Black Guillemot, Jason Bain:
Stonechat, Jason Bain: