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Bird News Saturday 13th January

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The Black Redstart is still at Whitehead seafront, 2 Twite are at the boatyard. (Garry Armstrong, Nigel Moore, Robert McDowell).

4 Purple Sandpipers were also along Whitehead seafront this morning. (Robert McDowell, Jack Alcorn, Steven Farquhar).

12 Waxwings were feeding in Hawthorn bushes at the Whitehead end of Ballystrudder village. (Garry Armstrong).
4 Velvet Scoter and 2 Slavonian Grebes were off Hazelbank in Belfast Lough. (Ivan Quail, Nicky Lynn).
The Spotted Redshank was still at Dundrum Inner Bay. (David Stirling).
13 Ruff were in a flooded field facing Nicholls filling station, Toomebridge. (Richard Hunter).
2 Brambling were visiting a garden in the Larne area.
50+ Purple Sandpipers were near the coastal zone in Portrush, a Great Northern Diver was in Portrush harbour with another in Portballintrae harbour. (Juliet Fleming).
A Green Sandpiper was along the River  Maine at Slaght near Ballymena today, a redhead Goosander was along the same stretch yesterday. (David Steele).
The Spotted Redshank was still at Dundrum Inner Bay, 2 Goosanders were at Loughisland Reavey, 80 Whoopers were at Farranfad Road, Clough and 49 Whoopers were at Downpatrick Road, Ardglass. (Chris Murphy).
2 Black-throated Divers were off Carnlough. (Michael Latham).
Brambling.

Waxwing, Ballystrudder

Great Northern Diver, Juliet Fleming.
Fieldfare, Jonathan Cooke.

Black-throated Diver, Michael Latham.