Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Bird News Tuesday 23rd November

A large finch flock was in a stubble field near Gortnamoyagh Forest, Ringsend Co.Londonderry. Approx numbers of 550 Chaffinch's 6 Brambling, 12 Tree Sparrows with smaller numbers of Linnets, Greenfinchs etc. (D.Weir, D.Allen)

6 Woodcock at Glenmore Wood near Ballygawley Co.Tyrone ( G.Campbell)

Sixty Waxwing were at Woodside industrial estate east of Ballymena

There was a Green Sandpiper the Six Mile Water near Paradise Walk in Templepatrick, this is the fourth winter that a bird has been present at this site.

Sixty five Snipe were at the flooded field at Mountnorris, Co. Armagh.

6 Fieldfare were just outside Broughshane on the road to Glenarm (A. Davies)

In Donegal a male Smew a returning bird and a Green Winged Teal also a returning bird was at Inch Lake. 11 Slavonian Grebe were off Blanket Nook

Here's some more from Geoff Campbell - this time the Long-tailed Duck from the weekend
http://www.gcampbellphoto.co.uk/




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