Sunday, 19 June 2011

Bird News Sunday 19th June

In Co. Down:
A Spotted Fycatcher was at Downpatrick Hospital

2 Whooper Swan were at Dundrum Inner Bay South

A Reed Warbler was at Strand Lough Brick Works, Killough (D.Allen)

An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Shrigley. (Dave Allen)

2 singing Reed Warbler and a calling Water Rail were at Ballyherly Lough, Portaferry (Keith Bennett)

A Peregrine was at Mount Stewart and 3 Common Scoter flew south at Kearney Point (Keith Bennett)

In Co.Londonderry
12 Dunlin were at Longfield Point and at Myroe 30 Dunlin, 20 Knot, 10 Bar Tailed Godwit and a badly crippled Golden Plover were present.

At Lough Beg 2 Shoveler and 3 Teal were the best i could see from the road!

In Co. Antrim:
A Whinchat was at Cappanagh and a Buzzard at Kilwaughter

A Grasshopper Warbler was at Kilwaughter Castle. Sand Martins and Swifts are nesting in the aarea (Mark Smyth)

In Co.Tyrone
A Little Gull was at Blackers Rock, Lough Neagh

In Co. Donegal:
The Dresser's Eider was still off the Isle of Doagh, Inishowen Peninsula - it spent the entire time with it's arse pointed towards Lough Foyle
There was no sign of the Caspian Gull at Blanket Nook but 14 Greenshank and 2 Dunlin were present.
500 Swift and a Black Swan were at Inch

Unsubstantiated reports of Great Spotted Woodpeckers are coming in from new 'undisclosed' sites - more tomorrow

Here's a shot of one of the Cuckoos at Murlough NNR from yesterday by Jon Lees - check out Jon's websites:

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