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Bird News Saturday 25th March

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An Alpine Swift was just south of Newcastle flying over the car park on the right hand side, 1 mile past the harbour until 10 am (Chris Rankin). Again from 11:20 (Wilton Farrelly). The bird was over Newcastle seafront at 4pm (Ronald Surgenor). The bird was viewable at 4:30pm from the sewage pumping station at the harbour, looking towards the town (Bob Watts)
Three Alpine Swifts were on the north cliffs Rathlin 10:45 (Ric Else / Hazel Watson)

A first winter Iceland Gull is at RSPB WoW this morning. A singing Chiffchaff was also present along with a Wheatear on the old D3 area. Sandwich Tern on Kinnegar Shore (Daniel Newton)

The Ring-billed Gull was still at Carrickfergus (Garry Armstrong)
The first Puffin of the year arrived back on Rathlin this morning, two Twite and a small arrival of Wheatears (Ric Else / Hazel Watson).
The Spotted Redshank was still at Ballycarry and the Green-wing Teal still present at Glynn (Cameron Moore)
The Spotted Redshank was still at Dundrum Bay (David Stirling)
Two Wheatear at Portrush (John Clarke)
Two Purple Sandpiper were at Newcastle Harbour (Richard Caves)
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Mount Stewart (David Gillespie)
Alpine Swift, Newcastle, Michael Latham:

Alpine Swift feeding – Ivan Quail:

Ring-billed Gull, Garry Armstrong:

Iceland Gull, Daniel Newton:

Alpine Swift, Rathlin, Ric Else: