Bird News Monday 22nd April

A female Marsh Harrier was at the small wetland by the main road between Castle Ward and the Quoile. (Garry Armstrong).

A Grasshopper Warbler was singing at Peatlands Park, see pictures below. (Ed O'Hara).

The drake Garganey was still present at the east end of Reedy flats. (Mark Killops/Michael Latham)

A Whitethroat was in song at Whitehead (Ian Enlander).

Yesterday a Wood Warbler was found feeding in close association with Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs at Copeland Bird Observatory. (Chris Acheson).

A pair of un-ringed Mediterranean Gulls were at Castle Espie today. (Gareth Platt)

Thanks to Ed O'Hara for the pictures of the Grasshopper Warbler, to Mark Elliott for the picture of the Blackcap to Michael Latham for the picture of the Garganey, to Stephen Maxwell for the first picture of the Mediterranean Gull and to Garth Platt for the picture of the pair of Mediterranean Gulls at Castle Espie :

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