Bird News Wednesday 29th June

Four Med Gulls (2 adult, 2 second summer) were at RSPB Belfast WOW (Gerard McGeehan)

Yesterday 1000 Knot were on islands in Limestone Rocks area of Carlingford Lough (Stephen Foster).

The Ring-billed Gull was still at The Round O, Enniskillen (Brad Robson)

Copeland Bird Observatory today had 1 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 50 Puffins and 1500 rafting Manx Shearwaters. (Chris Acheson)

Thanks to Gareth Platt for the picture of a juvenile Peregrine and to Cameron Moore for the picture of the Spotted Flycatcher:


Bird News Tuesday 28th June

A Red Kite was seen over the southern edges of Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, at about 12.40pm today. (Jerry Sharpley)

Thanks to Cameron Moore for this pic of a male Hen Harrier (not taken at a nesting site):

Bird News Monday 27th June

A Mediterranean Gull was feeding in silage fields at Glenwherry in the Antrim Hills (Neal Warnock)

An imm. Golden Eagle was in Co Antrim. 12 Crossbill where also noted. (David Steele)

Bird News Sunday 26th June

The 1st summer Ring-billed Gull was back in Enniskillen at the Round O this evening (Brad Robson)

Crossbills were seen at Crawford's Cars, Tempo, Co Fermanagh and a small group of them at Crocknagrally Forest near Fivemiletown (Colin Bell)

Bird News Saturday 25th June

A juvenile and an adult male Great Spotted Woodpecker were seen at Derryhubbert, Peatlands Park today (David Nixon)

Thanks to David for this pic of the juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker:

Bird News Friday 24th June

Yesterday an Osprey was at Lough Melvin in Co. Fermanagh. (Irish Birding).

A Great Skua flew past the West Light on Rathlin today. (Robert McDowell)

Thanks to Angus Kennedy for the picture of a Grey Wagtail, to Linda Thompson for the picture of the Whitethroat and to Robert McDowell for the picture of the Fulmar.


Bird News Thursday 23rd June

A White-tailed Eagle was at Upper Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh on Monday (Sarah McCaffrey per Brad Robson)

The Ring-billed Gull was still at The Round O, Enniskillen (Brad Robson)

Bird News Wednesday 22nd June

The Ring-billed Gull was still at the Round O, Enniskillen. (Brad Robson)

Thanks to Nigel Moore for this pic of an adult and three young Mediterranean Gulls at RSPB Belfast WOW Reserve:

Bird News Tuesday 21st June

No news so far today.

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this picture of a Mediterranean Gull.

Bird News Sunday 19th June

An adult summer plumages Greenshank was at RSPB WOW Reserve. (Stuart McKee).

Thanks to Dessie Loughrey for the picture of the Puffin.

Bird News Saturday 18th June

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen at Antrim Boat Club (Jeff Larkin)

A Red Kite, probably untagged, was seen at Murlough Bay, Co Antrim (Philip McErlean)

Bird News Thursday 16th May

The 1st summer Ring-billed Gull was still at the Round O jetty in Enniskillen this morning. (Birdguides).

An Osprey was reported at Lough Melvin, Co. Fermanagh, last Saturday and may still be around.

A Corn Bunting has been reported from Bushmills:

Thanks to James O'Neill for the picture of the Ring-billed Gull.