Monday, 29 April 2013

Bird News over the weekend

The highlight of the weekend was 3 Dotteral at Slieve Muck in the Mournes on Saturday.
Elsewhere in Co.Down on Saturday Reed Warblers were back at Lough Cowey and Ballyherly Loughs (Portaferry) and a Short Eared Owl still at Ballyquintin Point (Richard Weyl)
Also on Saturday 1 adult and 2 juvenile "Grey" Bellied Brents were at Killough (D.Charles, M.Callaghan)

In Co.Antrim: The place to be was Portmore Lough were all weekend the female Marsh Harrier showed on and off (Keith Bennett, Dave and Orcilla Hadrick et al)
On Friday and Saturday a male Garganey continued to poke his head out of the reeds! (D.Charles)
A male Flavissima Yellow Wagtail was present with the Polish Ponies on Saturday evening (G.McGeehan, S.Dunlop et al)
On Saturday 2 Dark Bellied Brents and a Pinkfooot Goose were off Glynn, Larne Lough (Neal Warnock)

In Co.Armagh: Yesterday evening the drake Lesser Scaup was re-located off Reedy Flat, Lough Neagh (D.Charles)