Bird News Saturday 5th May

This morning a female Whinchat was on the beach at Newcastle, near Kent’s Amusements. Also an imm. Iceland gull off Newcastle harbour. (Danny Bailie).

Two Little Gulls were at RSPB Belfast Lough reserve, Sandwich, Arctic and Common Terns and a Common Sandpiper were also present, (Kevin Kirkham Brown/ Derek Polley).

The west end of Rathlin had a Wood Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Tree Pipits, 4 Spotted Flycatchers and good numbers of Willow Warblers and Blackcaps. (Ric Else & Hazel Watson)

Thanks to Ric Else for the pictures of the Wood Warbler and the Tree Pipit, to Kevin Kirkham-Brown for the picture of the Little Gull, to Wilf Swain for the pictures of the male Wheatear and the Willow Warbler and to Steve Grieve for the picture of the Kestrel:

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