Bird News Tuesday 23rd April

A single Crossbill was in Woodburn forest this morning, along with good numbers of Grasshopper Warblers (George Stewart) 

2 Whimbrel, 2 Purple Sandpiper and a singing Whitethroat were at Annalong this morning.(Richard Gray)

Sightings this morning between Poyntzpass and Scarva included 17 Chiffchaff, 43 Willow Warbler, 19 Blackcap, 7 Sedge Warbler and 2 Dipper.(Fulton Somerville)  

2 Grasshopper Warblers were singing on Mount Druid, Ballintoy and a Whitethroat at Whitepark Bay.(Patrick Barton) 

A pair of Long-tailed Duck were close inshore at Ballyhalbert, 60 Whimbrel at Ballyquintin Point on the 20th. (Richard Weyl)

Rathlin had a Whinchat, Crossbill, Hen Harrier and Merlin (Neal Warnock)

 Breeding Woodcock survey.... Just a reminder that anyone who could help with the above survey, for more details check back to post of March (25-26th) ….all the help they can get would be gratefully appreciated.  

Our thanks to David Nixon for this photo of a Dark-bellied Brent(right hand bird) one of 5 seen at Killough to-day.


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