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by Jabberwocky
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Recent Northern Ireland Sightings
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Recent Northern Ireland Sightings

Wednesday 2 December 2015. The Spoonbill was back at WWT Castle Espie WWT this morning. (Toni Costello). A Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 10 Purple Sandpiper were at Groomsport. For those interested 2 Orca were also noted (Dot Blakely). A flooded field near Moira had 1,000 Golden Plover...
by Jabberwocky
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: NI Sightings 30 Aug 2014
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Views: 2150

NI Sightings 30 Aug 2014

An Osprey from Scotland has migrated over Northern Ireland in the last few days. See: http://t.co/suKNgOC6Vu. Immature Spoonbill still at the Northern end of Strangford Lough, about 1.5 miles from the Floodgates at Newtownards. Assume it is the same bird that spent most of the summer roosting at WWT...
by Jabberwocky
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: BTO/RSPB Surveys
Topic: Northern Ireland Peregrine Survey 2014
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Northern Ireland Peregrine Survey 2014

As of 26 August 2014, the Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group reported there had been 81 Peregrine pairs and 10 singles. At least 65 pairs nested and 57 of these were successful in fledging 153 young. One site failed due to persecution. During 2014 we recorded nesting in the 70th separate quarry sin...
by Jabberwocky
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News Tuesday 11 March
Replies: 4
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NI Eagles - Donegal

Almost certainly from Donegal. There is a release scheme there run by the Golden Eagle Trust.

We have been able to read darvic rings and/or wing tags on some of the Golden Eagles seen in Northern Ireland and all of these were birds wandering from Donegal.
by Jabberwocky
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News Tuesday 11 March
Replies: 4
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Antrim Goldie

Roger, not that I'm aware & there doesn't appear to have been any wing tags. I'll check with Jim Well of the NI Raptor Study Group & get back to you.
by Jabberwocky
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News Aug Bank Holiday News
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Northern Ireland Bird News Aug Bank Holiday News

Friday 22nd August A Ruff and a Spotted Redshank were at Kinnegar Pools this morning. (Adam McClure) A few Swifts are still lingering. Three swifts were at Tesco, Carrickfergus at 9:10 (Chris Shaw) and a Swift was with House Martins on Church street, Cookstown (Tony Mc Cormick) A flock of 12 Buzzar...
by Jabberwocky
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Malta Migration
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Views: 2210

Malta Migration

A few days in Malta at the beginning of the migration period & we were a little disappointed to only see 60 species; a little early perhaps being mid March. That said, circa 30 were year ticks. Hightlights being Wryneck, Hoopoe & on our last day Marsh Harrier and Black-Winged Stilt. Species list by ...
by Jabberwocky
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News Tuesday 11 March
Replies: 4
Views: 2859

Northern Ireland Bird News Tuesday 11 March

A 2nd or 3rd year Golden Eagle was on the Antrim Plateau at Slieveanee. It had a yellowish tag on the left wing. A female Goosander was on the Shimna River at Ivy Bridge, Tollymore Forest, Co Down, this morning. (Ron Price). A Little Egret was at Dundrum Inner Bay south. (Philip McErlean). A high...
by Jabberwocky
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News Sunday 16th February
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Irish Birds

Don't think so, though I note that not all reported on NI Birds Blog are posted on Irish Bird Sightings or Rare Bird Alert; see below Jan alert:

Rare Bird Alert Weekly round-up: 22 - 28 Jan 2014

Tyrone’s super showy Pacific Diver still in situ.
by Jabberwocky
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News Sunday 16th February
Replies: 3
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Northern Ireland Bird News Sunday 16th February

A Common Crane flew over Murlough Sand Dunes, heading south, this morning (Garry Armstrong) Portrush East Strand had a Glaucous Gull, Ring-billed Gull in the car park +3 Snow Bunting (Gerard McGeehan) A Peregrine was flying around "Castle Court" shopping complex in Belfast city center this morning, ...
by Jabberwocky
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News Wednesday 22nd January
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Northern Ireland Bird News Wednesday 22nd January

The Pacific Diver is still present at Lough Fea, Co Tyrone this morning. (Stuart McKee/Philip West).

A Glossy Ibis was in a field beside the heronry, Killough, Co Down (Tim Murphy)

5 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Knockaginny, Caledon this morning. (Matthew Scott & Michael McLaughlin)
by Jabberwocky
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: Northern Ireland Bird News 10 January 2014
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Northern Ireland Bird News 10 January 2014

Drake Ring-necked Duck was still at Castle Ward today (Stuart McQueen) The Siberian Chiffchaff was still showing along the coastal path at Rockport School, Co Down (Birdguides) A first-winter Iceland Gull, was at Kilkeel, Co. Down. (David Knight) A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was at East Strand Car Par...
by Jabberwocky
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: NI Bird News Friday 15th Nov - Golden Oriole & Spoonbil
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NI Bird News Friday 15th Nov - Golden Oriole & Spoonbil

An immature Golden Oriole was at the north side of the Comber Estuary at Island Hill this afternoon (Stefan Greif and Tessa Cappelle) The Spoonbill was still at the mud flats at Castle Espie this afternoon (Paul Scott/Brian Murphy/Chris Henry/Joe Lamont) An immature White Tailed Eagle with blue and ...
by Jabberwocky
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: WWT PREVENT BLACK-HEADED GULLS FROM BREEDING
Replies: 1
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WWT PREVENT BLACK-HEADED GULLS FROM BREEDING

I would be interested in your thoughts. This year, the Wetland Widlfowl Trust (WWT) at Castle Espie put down nets over the Black-Headed Gull and Common/Arctic Tern nesting shingle and flew large kites (brightly coloured with eye-shaped patternation) for a period of about 5 weeks. The reason they arg...
by Jabberwocky
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Sightings Forum
Topic: NI Bird News Wednesday 25th September
Replies: 0
Views: 2105

NI Bird News Wednesday 25th September

A fairly quiet day today. A Yellow-browed Warbler is in the garden opposite Coastal Zone, Portrush (Matthew Tickner). There has been an influx of Yellow Browed's into GB so it is well worthwhile keeping an eye out for them in any coastal cover. A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still on the lawn fields ...