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Bird News Friday 12th January

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The first winter Long-tailed Duck was still at the Quoile (David Stirling)

Green-winged Teal still at Ballyquinton Farm, in small flooded field with 30 Teal and Wigeon, viewed from the NT car park (Chris and Tim Murphy)
A juvenile Iceland Gull is at Portballintrae (John Clarke)
There is a report of Waxwings around Victoria Park, Belfast (per Stuart Cossey)
A flock of Waxwings are currently on the roadside on the road to Portmuck, Islandmagee (Jonny Rosborough)
This afternoon the Black Redstart is on the town side of the Rangers Supporters Club at Whitehead. A small flock of Purple Sandpiper are also present. (Tim Davis)
There were 5 Waxwings near Victoria Park today beside the water treatment plant, Connswater Greenway (Harry Byron)
Glenarm had a male Goosander. Ballygalley had the Bonapartes Gull – very mobile but showed briefly just north of the Halfway House. 30 Waxwing were at Ballystrudder, Islandmagee (Ian Enlander, Dermot Hughes and John O’Boyle)
A single feral Ring-necked parakeet was at the Waterworks Belfast this afternoon. (Kevin Kirkham). With the ongoing reports of the escaped/released parakeets at the Waterworks, we won’t continue reporting them unless they spread outside that area.
An adult Mediterranean Gull was again at Kinnegar shore (Daniel Newton)
A large count of 166 Pintail were at The Maltings, Newtownards (Garry Wilkinson)
Green-winged Teal video, Chris Murphy:

Black Redstart, Jonathon Cooke:

Goosander, Ian Enlander:

Waxwing, Ian Enlander:

Iceland Gull, John Clarke: