Monday, 22 April 2013

Bird News and Stuff from the Weekend

 Thanks to Stephen McCandless for two more absolute crackers! It appears to have departed.

Bird News:
In Co.Down: On Saturday at St Johns Point a Siberian Chiffchaff was in Kellys Wood and a male Common Redstart was playing hide and seek near the Lighthouse (mostly hide!) W.Veale, D.Charles, M.Callagahan. A rather stupid Manx Shearwater had flown into the Lighthouse (photos tomorrow)
Cuckoos were calling at both Murlough (Mothman) and the Qouile Pondage (Keith Bennett)
On Saturday 6 Black Throated Divers were off Gransha Point, Strangford Lough (Richard Weyl)

In Co.Antrim: On Saturday a male Redstart, Yellow Wagtail and 14 White Wagtail were among good numbers of common mugrants (Neal Warnock)
Yesterday at Portmore Lough RSPB Reserve a pair of Garganey and 25 Whimberal were present (D.Charles,M.Callaghan)

In Co.Londonderry: A male Yellow Wagtail and 400 White Wagtail were at Lough Beg (David Steele)

In Co.Armagh: 80 Whimberal and 6 White Wagtail were at Reedy Flat / Ardmore yesterday

 Thanks to Ian Dickey for these two Finch photos

 Stunning photo from Oxford Island of the Osprey in Kinnegoe Marina
 McGarry News! 2 Roseate Terns at Portmore!! Really??
Thanks to Christine Cassidy for a Larrty McGarry photo

 White Winged Iceland and Kumliens Gulls sure you cant beat them!

 Genuine Ferruginous Ducks, none of your old Oxford Island hybrids
 Purple Heron, only 5 people in Northern Ireland have ever seen one! Isnt that right Walter!
 Headless Flamingoe

 A Flippin real Osprey!

 Another two rare and stunning Orchids!