Friday, 26 April 2013

Bird News and Stuff on Friday

Late News from Wednesday, Stephen Maxwell seen 14 Waxwings in Portstewart, see photo above. A Gannet attacked him as he was walking along the seafront, see photo below!

Yesterday the Yellow Wagtail was still at the RSPB Reserve in Belfast, it is worth seeing! The 2nd winter Ring Billed Gull was seen again
 Thanks to Ronald Surgenor for photos of the offending Yellow Wagtail at the Reserve

 A couple of all action wader photos from Ian Dickey

 Two cool Dipper photos from Christine Cassidy

 Ken Clegg gets a Larry McGarry in his garden pond, he detests it and throws old slippers at at. Ken also has breeding Avocets see belwo, but Ken takes the chicks when they are a week old, they make a great Casserole.

Nobirds McGarry Watch
Yes they have been in full flow this week! This was in their monthly email report, only costs £10 but we get several free copies! Look at the noncense they wrote about Mandarin Duck! Im glad i dont pay £10 for this!

Mandarin     A male was along the River Main at Cullybackey (Antrim) on 22nd. A pair was seen at Ballymena Ecos Park (Antrim) on 31st – probably the first seen there although they are kept at Broughshane Sanctuary a few miles away. Formerly virtually confined to the Shimna River and Tollymore Forest Park in south Down this species seems to establishing a presence in County Antrim.
Would that be anything to do with the fact that a fella in Broughshane keeps them?!!!! Nutters

A couple of old Rarity photos for all the duck fans out there, i know at least one who always checks in to see what Ducks we have on, get a life!