A mixed flock of c40 Fieldfare & Redwing were at the old steamboat quay on the Quoile. A Peregrine was also seen. (Chris Henry).
50 Whooper Swan were near the car park at Islandhill in Strangford Lough (Francis Duffin).
A female Scaup, 500 Pochard and 150 Tufted Duck were at Kinnegoe Bay, Oxford Island (Dot Blakely).
5 Jack Snipe and 10 Crossbill were around Fews Forest, Armagh today. Yesterday a Little Egret flew west across farmland near Newtownhamilton. (Dermot Hughes).
Our thanks to Dick Glasgow for the pictures of the Red Squirrels taken near Cushendall and the pictures of the Fieldfare and Redwing.
A Water Rail was on the Deerfin Burn at the Ecos Park in Ballymena .(Jeff Larkin)
A 1st winter Med. Gull was at the waterworks in Belfast.(David Knight)
The 2 Long-tailed Duck were still along the River Quoile near the visitors centre. Also present were 18 Goldeneye, 11 Whooper Swan in flight, a Little Egret, 15 Teal and 40 Wigeon. 5 Little Egret, 100 Teal, 80 Wigeon and 16 Goldeneye were at Quoile Pondage (Tim Murphy).
Yesterday a Kingfisher was in flight at Glas-na-braden near Whitehouse in Belfast (Andy Elliott).
Our sincere thanks to David Knight for the picture of the Med.Gull and also toTony Donaldson who sent in this picture of the two Long-tailed Duck which are currently on the Quoile river, this pic. was taken yesterday.
The American Wigeon was seen again at Reedy Flats, Lough Neagh, 8 Goosander, 7 females and 1 male, were at Lough Island Reavey, 15 Buzzards were seen between Dublin and Oxford Island. (Jim Bowman/Ian Stevenson).
A Water Rail and 2 Kingfisher were in Kinnegoe Bay reed bed at Oxford Island, unusually a bat was also seen in flight. (Ed O'Hara).
A Peregrine and 5 Raven were at Benderg Bay, Killard. (Angus Kennedy).
A Green Sandpiper was at Ballykeel Reservoir along Upper Church Road above Holywood (Julian Greenwood).
The juvenile Spoonbill was at the lime kiln at Castle Espie before flying back out to Strangford Lough. 3 Little Egret, 100 Pale-bellied Brent, 40 Whooper Swan and a Kingfisher were also noted (David Gillespie).
In south Down a Peregrine was at Minerstown, a Kestrel and Great Northern Diver at Tyrella, 1,500 Golden Plover at Killough Harbour and a Jack Snipe at Kilclief. The 2 Long-tailed Duck were along the River Quoile near the visitors centre (Chris and Tim Murphy).
2 adult Mediterranean Gull was at Loughshore in Belfast Lough (Stuart McKee).
A fem/imm Goosander was along the River Main at Slaght near Ballymena (David Steele).
A Little Egret was at Portmore Lough (Amy Burns).
The RSPB Belfast Harbour Reserve will be closed for the foreseeable future due to safety issues caused by wind damage. We will let you know when we are able to open again.(Chris Sturgeon, RSPB warden)
Our thanks to Dick Glasgow for the pic of a Buzzard and Cameron Moore for the Grey Phalarope pics:
300 Dunlin, 95 Ringed Plover and 88 Turnstone were at Fisherman's Pier in Carrickfergus (Dot Blakely).
The adult Ring-billed Gull was at Carrickfergus harbour this afternoon. (Stephen Drake).
Thanks to today's photographers, to Dick Glasgow for the picture of the Wren from his garden, to Noeni Bryars for the picture of Turnstones from Carrickfergus, to Colin Davies for the picture of a mixed flock of Brent Geese and Wigeon from Dundrum and to Christine Cunningham for the picture of the Whooper in flight. You can see more NI bird pictures at www.nibirdpics.blogspot.co.uk
A male Sparrowhawk was being mobbed by 2 Jay on the woodland path beside the golf course in Ormeau Park in Belfast. (Andrew Johnston).
The adult Ring-billed Gull was at Carrickfergus harbour this afternoon. (Colin Davies).
The juvenile Spoonbill was at Castle Espie. See separate blog post with pics. (Angus Kennedy / James O'Neil)
The two Long tailed Ducks were still on the Quoile River (Tony Donaldson)
4 Goosander (1M, 3F) were at Lough Island Reevy, Co Down (Keith Bennett)
A Red Kite was over Castlewellan road, Banbridge. Two more Red Kites were at the horse shoe bend near Castlewellan. In Tollymore Forest park there was a Great spotted Woodpecker, lots of jays, siskins, a dipper & good views of a red squirrel (Mark Elliott)
The drake American Wigeon was still at Reedy Flats, Co Armagh (Birdguides)
The Pectoral Sandpiper was at Ardmore Point, Lough Neagh (Birdguides)
An adult Mediteranean Gull was at Ballyholme Beach, Co Down (W Farrelly)
Thanks to Tony Donaldson for the pic of the Long tailed Ducks, Dick Glasgow for a female Merlin and Ed O'Hara for the Whooper family:
Yesterday at Warrenpoint 9 Great Northern Divers were off shore and c400 Pied Wagtails roosted in Main Street. Today a Long-tailed Duck was close inshore. (Stephan Dunstan).
30 Pale-Bellied Brent, 50 Lapwings and 2 Curlew were at Ballyvester Beach, Millisle this afternoon. (David McCormick).
The Ring-billed Gull was still in Portrush today. (David Hill).
An adult Mediterranean Gull (a new bird with a green ring) was at Loughshore on the Antrim side of Belfast Lough (Gerard McGeehan).
Thanks to David Hill for the pictures of the Ring-billed Gull and the Purple Sandpiper.