Bird News Tuesday 16th April

2 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Whitehead seafront this afternoon. (Ian Enlander).

A Grasshopper Warbler was at Ballymacormick Point (George Henderson).

There was an arrival of Common Sandpipers today including 4 at Kinnegar Pools (Daniel Newton), 2 on the River Lagan (Richard Gray & Angus Kennedy) and one at Lower Lough Erne Islands RSPB Reserve. (Brad Robson)

An elusive Green Sandpiper was at Marlacoo Lake between Tandragee and Markethill late afternoon (Clifford Sharpe)

Rathlin also had an arrival of Common Sandpipers with five birds present, a 2nd calendar year Mediterranean Gull was also on the island, see picture below. (Ric Else & Hazel Watson)

Thanks to Frank Murphy for the picture of the Red Kite, to Angus Kennedy for the picture of the Common Sandpiper, to Ian Enlander for the picture of the juvenile Grey Heron and to Ric Else for the pictures of the Black-tailed Godwit and the Mediterranean Gull:






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