Sunday, 18 March 2012

Bird News SUnday 18th March

In Fabulous Co. Down:
The usual 3 Larry McGarrys were kicking around Dundrum. One was still bumming about later (D. and O. Hadrick)

2 Mediterranean Gulls, a small flock of redpoll and a Treesparrow at castle espie today (Chris Henry)

The male Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Money and the 2nd winter Ring-billed Gull at Groomsport. A 1st and a 2nd winter Iceland Gull were at Ardglass (D. Charles and M. O'Callaghan)

2 adult Mediterranean Gulls were at Orlock. The Iceland Gull was still at McConnells Weir

A Short Eared Owl was at Ballyquintin and the 4 Russian Whitefronts at Greyabbey (Richard Weyl)

Symbol the Goose formerly known as Grey Bellied was still hybriding around Killough.

In Co. Antrim
4 Iceland Gull were at Runkerry Pt., an adult Iceland at Strand Rd. Jetty, Coleraine, a 1st winter Med Gull at the Bann Estuary, 10 Iceland and a Glaucous Gull at Corbally Reservoir, Portrush (N. Warnock) 5 Snow Bunting and a 1stw Iceland Gull were near the Giants Causeway

3 Pinkfoot were at Portmore Lough

A Glaucous and 3 Mediterranean Gull were at Glynn. 3 Long Tailed Duck were off Greenisland

In Co. Armagh:
A Tundra Bean and 2 Pinkfoot were near Reedy Flat (hey didnt i see them on Saturday!!)

A Marsh Harrier was over Portadown

Heres my list from today. (Off the Newry Canal near Tandragee) (A;istair Prentice)

Three Buzzard being harassed by a Sparrowhawk
4 Lesser Redpoll
Five Long Tailed tit
A Mistle Thrush building its nest
One Dipper
One Kingfisher
A pair of Greywagtail
Two Redwing
Dozens of Great, blue and coal tits
Dozens of Wren and Dunnock
One Grey Heron
AND...a Chiffchaff calling from a hedge...





Late News from Yesterday!!!!
The 4 Russian whitefronts still at Annes Point. At Chapel Island 2 Slavonian grebe and another 6 at Greyabbey Bay. A group of 5 black-throated diver south of Gransha Point. (Richard Weyl)


Thanks to Andrew Poots for this Tree Sparrow pic



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