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Bird News Saturday 27th April

A male Ring-Necked Duck was off Mullagh, Lough Beg (Richard Hunter)
A Cuckoo was at Creggan between Omaha and Cookstown (Anna Warwick)
30 Whimbrel were moving around Feumore Road area, north of Portmore lough. (Sean Thompson)
4 Whimbrel were at Ballyquinton Point and a further 4 at Templecowey. 6 were at Kearney along with a Greenland Wheatear (Bob Watts)
A Great Northern Diver was in flight in the middle of Reedy Flats, single Ruff and 5 Whimbrel at the east end, 17 Whimbrel at Todds Corner, Ardmore. (Garry Armstrong)
55 Whimbrel were at Dunseverick (Clive Mellon)
A Cuckoo was near Glen village, Donegal. (Elaine Huey)
The drake Lesser Scaup and over 200 Whimbrel were at Blanketnook, Donegal (Derek Brennan / Ralph Sheppard)
49 Whimbrel and a Ruff were at Killard beach (David Stirling)
A Spotted Flycatcher was in a Dromore, Co Down, garden on the early date of 23 April (T and E Rutherford)
The Pink-footed Goose was at Waterford (Jonathan Cooke)
The Cattle Egret was in the usual field on the Brankin’s Island Road this afternoon. (David McCreedy)
58 Whimbrel were roosting beside estuary/causeway at Quoile Pondage. 3 were at Killough. (Chris Murphy)
Around Portadown were 15 Whimbrel on fields beside Bann north of Portadown and 3 Swift (Brian Nelson)
Davagh Forest, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone this afternoon had a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Cuckoo and 2 male Crossbill (Godfrey McRoberts)
A Dark- bellied Brent was with 21 Brent on Newcastle beach this afternoon. Another was with 100+ Brent on Ballykinlar Point in Dundrum North Inner Bay, where there also were 2 Whimbrel. (David Nixon)
Dark-bellied Brent Goose, David Nixon:
Cattle Egret, David McCreedy: