Sunday, 15 January 2012

Bird News Sunday 15th January

In Co. Down:
A Kumlien's Gull, 14 Iceland Gull (8 1st winter, 4 2nd winter a 4th winter and an adult) and 3 Glaucous Gull (2 1st winter and a 2nd winter) were at Ardglass

A Red Kite was at the Blackstaff River, Dundrum Inner Bay North

A 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was on Murlough Beach (Dan Bailie)

The 2ndwinter Ring Billed Gull was at Groomsport

A Short-eared Owl was at Killard Pt. (Ronald Surgenor)

The Black redstart still at Knockinelder Bay and a Sandwich tern at Templecowey. Yesterday single Sandwich terns at Cloughy Bay and Burial Island and a garnet at Millisle (Richard Weyl)

In Co. Antrim:
The Bonapartes Gull was still at Ballygally today (Keith Bennett / Ian Dickey)

The Marsh Harrier and male Smew were at Portmore Lough RSPB Reserve

A Black Throated Diver and a 2ndw Iceland Gull were at Rathlin Island

75 Whooper Swans and 4 Greylags were on the Ballybogey Road near Ballymoney. The adult Ring Billed Gull was at the East Strand Car Park. 2 Glaucous Gulls were at Corbally Dam, Portrush (Mark Smyth)


A 1stwinter Iceland Gull was at Blackhead, Larne and a Redhead Goosander off Glynn Station, Larne Lough. The Dark Bellied Brent Goose was still near Ballycarry

In Co.Fermanagh: The Blue Phase Snow Goose was still at Lough Macnean, Gortagole

In Co.Donegal: 2 second winter Kumliens Gulls (new birds) were at Killybegs along with around 20 Iceland and 15 Glaucous Gulls



Here's some Boner pics from Stephen Maxwell























and here's another one from Brain Douglas - I told you everyone was at it!!!! It's a disease





and here's ome pics from AListair Prentice
http://www.flickr.com/photos/awprentice/











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