A Little Egret has been seen on the reservoir at Carryduff for the last few days.(Kevin O'G)
Our thanks to Cameron Moore for the Whooper Swans, also to Richard Hunter for the Rock Pipit.
19 Whooper Swan were along Ballyhenry Road outside Comber (Wilby Hawthorne).
Killough Harbour had an adult Mediterranean Gull, male Pintail and 8 Skylark in flight (Tim Murphy).
A large flock of at least 150 Twite were at the Landsdowne side of Ramore Head, Portrush today. (Colin Guy/Iris Miller).
A morning walk from Scarva to Poyntzpass produced 40 species which included: - 11 Bullfinch, 20 Fieldfare, c80 Redwing, Goldcrest, Jay, 12 Linnet, 16 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Raven, 4 Siskin, 6 Skylark and 2 Water Rails. (Fulton Somerville).
19 Red-breasted Merganser were at Kinnegar shore in Belfast and a Raven over Queen's Parade in Bangor (Derek Polley).
As well as the Spotted Redshank an adult Mediterranean Gull was at Whitehouse Lagoon in Belfast yesterday (Stuart McKee).
In calm conditions 34 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern and a Sandwich Tern were between Groomsport and Briggs Rocks (Stuart McKee, George Gordon).
Over 30 Whooper Swans were on flooded land between the River Lagan and Blaris Road at Lisburn, several more Whoopers were on fields near by feeding on root crops today. (David Smylie)
Ballyboley Forest, Larne, this morning had a Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldcrests, Longtail Tits, Wrens, and Bluetits. (John Loughlin and Irene Miller).
On the Antrim side of Belfast Lough 2 female Long-tailed Duck, a Pochard, 30 Scaup and 6 Red-throated Diver were off Loughshore Park (Stuart McKee).
This evening at 5pm a Woodcock flew over Tempo Road, Enniskillen, just on outskirts of town. (Colin Bell).
A 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull was at Marconi’s outlet, Ballycastle. (Colin Guy)
When Sue and Peter Christie decided to plan a ‘holiday of a lifetime’ to celebrate their retirements — Sue, as Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Environment Link, and Peter as a government biologist — they chose one of the world’s most fascinating but least visited islands, Madagascar. Although five weeks is not long to explore the fourth largest island in the world, Sue and Peter still managed to visit 14 nature reserves, saw 31 species of lemurs, dozens of species of frogs and reptiles, all six endemic baobabs and countless other plants and animals. The challenges facing this beautiful land are many, and the solutions are not readily apparent. Join us at the Ulster Museum as Sue presents a pictorial tour of some of the most fascinating and unique animals and plants on the planet, and ponders on some thoughts for their future.
Also — Copeland Bird Observatory: Autumn Report
Join us as we review some of the happenings on the observatory during another busy season, including Barred and Yellow-browed Warblers.
The Copeland Bird Observatory
2 Waxwing were in Dundalk today so well worth looking out for them on any berry bushes. (Irish Birding).
Thanks to Cameron Moore for the pictures of the Pied Wagtail, the Sparrowhawk and the Kingfisher.
You can see more pics at www.nibirdpics.blogspot.com
Water Rail, Fulton Somerville:
Goosander (drake), Cameron Moore:
The Goosander is still at Ballycarry bridge.There was also around 3,700 Eider between Macedon and Holywood.(Ian Enlander)
A Short-eared Owl and a Long-tailed Duck where on Rathlin Island.(Neal Warnock)