Sunday, 4 March 2012

Bird News Sunday 4th March

In Co. Fermanagh:
A male Crossbill was at Monea (B. Robson)

In Co. Down:
A Red Kite, a Buzzard and 3 Larry McGarrys were at Dundrum Inner Bay South (D and O Hadrick)

2 x buzzard, dundonald (S. Maxwell)

The 4 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Ann's Pt. the female type Black redstart still at the farm buildings at Knockinelder Bay and a Short-eared Owl at Ballyquintin Point.(R. Weyl)

The Goose formely known as Grey Bellied was still at Killough, still looking a bit hybridy!

In Co.Antrim:
3 Pinkfooted Geese were at Diamond Lane Aghagallon
The flock of 40 Snow Buntings are still at the Landfill Site at Hightown, Glengormley. A word of advice for anyone going there is that the area is massive!

In Co.Armagh:
A Tundra Bean Goose and 2 Pinkfoot were at Reedy Flat, Lough Neagh

In Co.Londonderry: A male Green Winged Teal was at Lough Beg

Here's a couple of pics from a super tip top secret location in Co. Armagh

Late News from Yesterday:
2 Iceland gulls (2nd year and 3rd year) were on the river at Derry near the council offices and sainsburys (D. Hughes)

5 x buzzard, dundonald, 3 x buzzard, greyabbey (Stephen Maxwell) - to prove it here's a pic

It's Killybegs Time!!!!!
Yes, it's that time of the week again when Derk takes himself off to Killybegs to lock himself in the public toilets. Iwas getting worred yesterday as he only got as far as Ardglasss but I knew he couldn't resist it - he has to get more gull photos forf the gull conflagration currently under way. He made a stark admission to me over the field telephone last night - he's running out of gull photos, hence the desperate dance o'er the border......and was it worth it? Judge for yourself....

6 Kumliens Gull (two 1st winter, a 3rd winter, a 4th winter and an adult, plus another pale-winged adult). A minimum of 45 Iceland Gull, 6 Glaucous Gull and a 1st winter Med Gull.


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