Since the beginning of June 2022, there have been positive avian influenza results obtained from dead wild birds submitted from three locations in Northern Ireland: Portrush, Bangor, Lough Erne and Rathlin Island. Thus it is worth our members knowing as Bangor is close “as the crow flies “.
The above quote was taken from farming news – see article titled DAERA confirms more cases of bird flu in NI
A further article in the Farmers Journal has similar detail link to article
Both these articles are knowledgeable and should be read – one quotes –
- it reminds the general public not to pick up or touch dying or dead birds, and to keep pets away from them. It asks that dead birds be reported to DAERA.
Update: 14 July 2022 – Avian influenza (AI)
HPAI has been detected in wild sea birds at a number of locations in Northern Ireland. For more information please see link below.
Scrupulous standards of biosecurity remain essential.
More information here
We ask our members and guests to follow the best advice as provided should any dead or dying birds be apparent within their travels, especially within the club grounds and the lough in general.