What type of bird is this?

Phil P

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Arable Farmer
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Can anyone tell me what type of bird this is? It’s not one I’ve seen knocking about before.
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After a bit of Googling the closest one I can find is a fieldfare? But probably way off the mark 🤦🏻‍♂️

But also got goldfinch, (edit: gray wagtail🤦🏻‍♂️) two pairs of oyster catchers and half a dozen lapwings following me round at the moment.
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Forkdriver

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Livestock Farmer
The top one looks very like a stone curlew to me. Did it have large yellow eyes, which are very noticeable. Very rare to have a nesting pair, so keep an eye out to leave them in peace.
 

Phil P

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Arable Farmer
Location
North West
The top one looks very like a stone curlew to me. Did it have large yellow eyes, which are very noticeable. Very rare to have a nesting pair, so keep an eye out to leave them in peace.
Can’t say as I noticed it’s eyes to be honest, I know the oyster catchers red eye stand out. Got a beak full of worms then disappeared int some nearby trees which makes me think it isn’t a ground nester. Not seen it since so can’t get a better picture unfortunately.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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