Bird News Saturday 6th April

The unusual Chaffinch was still in Gilford and access for anyone interested is available on Sunday - see previous posts (Graham Patterson)

A Wheatear was beside Belfast WOW reserve. (Daniel Newton).

Seven Buzzards were calling over house in Ardarawood Comber at 15.00. Appeared to be 3 breeding pairs and one single bird. (Chris Shaw).

Two House Martins have returned to the Discovery Centre at Oxford Island. (Garry Armstrong).

A Water Pipit was at Glassagh Bay, Fanad (Robert Vaughan)

Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and Swallows have now been widely reported and we would like to thank everyone who has forwarded sightings.

Thanks to Thomas Campbell for the picture of the Whooper Swans and Golden Plovers, to Daniel Newton for the picture of the Wheatear, to Wilf Swain for the picture of the Meadow Pipit, to Ed O'Hara for the second Wheatear picture and to Alastair McLean for the picture of the Blackcap:






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