Saturday, 20 October 2012

Bird News Saturday

A Green Sandpiper was at Kircubbin, a male Long-tailed Duck at Big Stone Bay and 7 Slav Grebe at Herring Bay (if you don't know where that is then shame on you) (D. Charles et al)

and here's some sightings from Keith Bennett:
Strangford Lough (from Monaghan Bank, Kircubbin)
2 great northern diver
1 black-throated diver
1 scoter (female) flew past

1 Mediterranean gull (adult)

Mount Stewart gardens
30 gadwall on the lake

1 merlin (female)

and at Inch , seen by Christine Cassidy

10 Buzzards
1 Merlin
1 Sparrowhawk
I meadow pipit with deformed beak.
and here's some pics from Christine