Sunday, 26 December 2010

Bird News Sunday 26th December

A minimum of 40 Brambling were visiting a garden in Richill, Co. Armagh (Andrew Poots)

In Co. Antrim 2 redhead Goosander were along the River Main, downstream from Slaght Bridge.

A Nordic Jackdaw was at Belfast International Airport (D. Charles and D. Weir) And it was a cracker!

At Strangford Lough a Black Throated Diver was at Horse Island with 2 Slavonian Grebes and 2 Scaup at Greyabbey Bay.

4 Brambling were visiting a garden in Dunmurry

Thanks to Mark Killops for these photos of Coal Tits from Christmas Eve at Oxford Island. Make sure to visit Mark's Flickr page or we'll cause no end of trouble for you.

In Co. Londonderry, a male Brambling was visiting a garden in Thornhill Drive, Magherafelt with c.50 Chaffinch

In Co. Down a male Black Redstart was roosting in farm buildings on private farmland near Tyrella (A. Crory and E. McGuiggan) A Grey Plover, 60 Golden Plover and a Common Buzzard were also present.

3 Yellowhammers (2 males) were at a private garden at Ardilea

Red Kites were at the Cup and Saucer, near Bryansford...

and at Slievenalargy (12 Fieldfare were also present).....

....and another over Clarkhill just outside Castlewellan.

A male Goosander was at Loughislandreavy as well as 13 Tufted Duck, 8 Goldeneye and a Coot.

Goosey Goosey Goosander

Islands Park, Newcastle had a Woodcock and 45 Redwing.

Late News from Thursday:
A Snipe/ Jack Snipe was feeding in a private garden at Ardarragh townland near Rathfriland (J. Constable)

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