Bird News Tuesday 4th May

The Curlew Sandpiper was with 9 Dunlin at Belfast RSPB WOW reserve this afternoon, a White Wagtail and 5 Whimbrel were also present. 4 Whimbrel were at Kinnegar shore. (Bob Watts / Guy Hamilton / Tom Ennis)

4 White Wagtail were at the Discovery Centre at Oxford Island this morning and 100+ Whimbrel flew over Ballinacor. (Ed O'Hara).

A White Wagtail was at White Park Bay, see picture below. (Mike McLaughlin).

Two Dark-bellied Brent and a 1st year Iceland Gull were at Myroe. The Glaucous Gull was still at Burger King in Coleraine. (Neal Warnock).

A Pink-footed Goose was at Glynn. (Brian Halligan).

Two adult Dark-bellied Brent were on Newcastle beach this afternoon with 80 Brent. Around 125 Sanderlings, many in summer plumage, were there too. This evening the Dark-bellied Brent were in Dundrum inner bay south. (David Nixon)

Lough Erne Golf Resort in Co. Fermanagh had 12 White Wagtail and 252 Whimbrel. (Brad Robson).

A second hand report has come in that the White-tailed Eagle is still around the Outer Ards.  

Whimbrel, Swift and Whitethroats are been seen in good numbers. Thanks for all the sightings.

Thanks to Mike McLaughlin for the picture of the White Wagtail, to David Nixon for the picture of the Dark-bellied Brent, to Guy Hamilton for the picture of the Whimbrel and to Brian Halligan for the picture of the Pink-footed Goose:






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