Friday, 17 December 2010

Bird News Friday 17th December

A single Waxwing was on the Belfast Road, Newtownabbey near the old Montracon Factory. Large numbers of Redwings were between Newtownabbey and Templepatrick. (if i see either a Redwing or Waxwing in Spain it will be Sangria's all round!)

50 Waxwings were in Larne.

More Bramblings reported with 8 at Carrickfergus, 3 were at Sharman Park, Stranmillis, Belfast, another one at Cyprus Avenue in Belfast, and the final bird at Bowens Lane, Lurgan. If tou want to find a Bramblin now is the time to fill your boots!

What was almost certainly a Bittern has been reported from a small lough on private farmland near Ballynahinch.

A male Blackcap was visiting a garden at Marguerite Close, Newcastle. 8 Long-tailed Tits were at feeders, 2 Bullfinch were also seen.

Another Blackcap which was suppressed from us was in a garden on the Lisburn Road. Its a a male aand we know the people involved!

35 Skylark and 2 Little Egret were at Dundrum Inner Bay South. 10 Redwing were just south of Clough

Don't forget to visit Geoff Campbell's site for some stocking fillers

...and while you're at it do the same at Nigel Snell's site too.

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