Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Bird News and things Tuesday 8th April

In Co.Armagh: The Black Necked Grebe was off the Waterside Hide at Oxford Island (Joe Devlin et al)

Thanks to Ronald Surgenor (above) for the Glaucous Gull photo from Ballycastle.
 Thanks to Christine Cassidy for these 2 photos of a male Brambling, i didnt see any of these in Portugal!

 Didnt look at tooo many gulls in Portugal but who could ignore a 1stwinter Yellow Legged Gull, he is such a cutey. The rarest bird i seen in Portugal, a 2nd winter Ring Billed Gull, im just lucky i suppose

 Thanks to Ronald Surgenor for these very special photos

 Portugal is fantastic for raptors, we seen loads which i will mention in the report if i ever do one!
McGarry Watch
They are still at it, used my sightings again, i guess they must be hard up.Perhaps if they went out they could get some of their own? Also another Otter photo on their blog, i am beginning to think that an Otter is a bird, its not.
 Star of the show in Portugal are the wild flowers, here are two stunning Orchids, above a Green Winged and below