Bird News Monday 6th May

The Black-necked Grebe was still at Reedy Flats, Lough Neagh, this morning along with two summer plumaged Ruff among 150 Black-tailed Godwits and 50 Whimbrel. At least 100 Whimbrel were still at Ardmore. (Garry Armstrong)

The Little Gull was still at Castle Espie this morning (Ross McIlwrath)

Three Cuckoo were calling at Lough Fea (Shane McGarvey) Three Cuckoos were also calling last night at Murley Mountain, near Clabby Co Fermanagh. (Colin Bell)

A Whinchat was in the Antrim Hills (Michael Latham)

A Common Sandpiper was at RSPB WoW (Colin Mayes)

The Spoonbill was still in Dundrum Bay, North this evening (Wilf Swain)

Many thanks for all sightings of rare and scarce local birds. You can send details via email nibirds@live.co.uk  or Twitter @nibirds

Shelduck, Wilf Swain:

Whinchat, Michael Latham:

Common Sandpiper, Colin Mayes:

Spoonbill, Wilf Swain:


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