Sunday, 19 January 2014

Weekend Bird News

In Co. Antrim:
On Saturday the Surf Scoter was still off Garron Pt. and a Goosander was off Glynn, Larne Lough.

A Glossy Ibis is at Ballycarry Bridge, Larne Lough today (Sunday)

In Co. Down:
On Saturday 10 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Red-throated Diver and a Great Northern Diver were with the Common Scoter flock off Murlough

The Ring-necked Duck was at Castleward and 2 Goosander were at Lough Island Reavy

A female Merlin was in a stubble field near Shrigley duck pond (J. Starbuck)

On Strangford Lough at Ringburr Point an adult little gull, a sandwich tern, 10 black throated diver in feeding flock close inshore and 2 great northern diver.  An additional 6 great northern diver at Marlfield (R. Weyl)

There is an  unconfirmed report of a Glossy Ibis at Inch Abbey, Downpatrick.