Bird News Saturday 4th May

The Glossy Ibis was at the east end of Reedy Flats, Lough Neagh, also present were 100+ Whimbrel, 49 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Ruff. Ardmore had a flock of 37 Whimbrel at the eastern end and another flock of 45 Whimbrel at the western end. (Garry Armstrong)

Last night the Spoonbill was showing well at Ardilea, Dundrum Bay (Wilf Swain)

The Spoonbill was still present today, at the mouth of the Blackstaff River, 20 Brent Geese are still in Dundrum south inner bay. (David Nixon).

The first Arctic Tern was back at Belfast WOW this morning. (Daniel Newton).

A Cuckoo was in the hills above Cushendun, see picture below, (Michael Latham).

Two Reed Warblers were at Kinnegar Pools with another across the road in the RSPB meadows. (Clive Mellon).

A Red Kite was at Drumlin Road, Donaghcloney. (Paul Allen).

A single Puffin was in the car park beside Glenarm harbour today at around 11.30am. see picture  below. (Adam Ringland).

A Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Common Lizard were at Slieve Gullion today. (John Anderson).
 
Thanks to Wilf Swain for the pictures of the Spoonbill, to Daniel Newton for the picture of the Arctic Tern, to Thomas Campbell for the pictures of the Sand Martin and the Wheatear, to Michael Latham for the picture of the Cuckoo, to Adam Ringland for the picture of the Puffin and to Paul Allen for the video of the Red Kite:













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