Sunday, 22 January 2012

Bird News Sunday 22nd January

In Co. Down:
The Ross's Gull is still at the mouth of Ardglass Harbour. Two 1st winter Kumliens Gull, adult Kumliens and approx 15 Iceland and 1 Glaucous also remain in the harbour.

Contary to what the Nobirds say the 2 2ndwinter Kumliens reported on their site are in fact Iceland Gulls, those naughty naughty Nobirders.

Orcilla Hadrick would like to thank evryone who turned up at her popular weekly "Gull Masterclass" on Saturday.

A Buzzard was at Closkelt (Stephen Maxwell)

A Black Redstart was at Killough

At Ballyquintin Point a 1st winter Glaucous Gull, 3 Gannet and 2 Little Egret. At Portaferry a 2nd winter Iceland Gull. (Richard Weyl)

The 2ndw Ring Billed Gull was at Groomsport Harbour

The Cattle Egret was seen comeing into roost at Hillsborough Forest Park at 4pm

In Co.Antrim: the first winter Iceland Gull was still at the Lagan Weir (Ronald Surgenor)

The Bonaparte's Gull was at Larne an an adult Iceland Gull was seen at both Drains Bay and Glenarm

A male Smew and Marsh Harrier remain Portmore Lough RSPB Reserve. An escaped Baranacle Goose was nearby

The Snow Bunting flock remains at Glengormley Landfull site

In Co.Londonderry: Two Iceland and 2 Mediterranean Gull were at Myroe

In Co.Armagh: 3 Pinkfooted Geese were at Reedy Flat Lough Neagh.

A Brambling was art Richill.

No photos today!...oh alright then - here's some Lesser Redpolls by Andrew Poots

and here's some vulture pics from Stephen Maxwell