Bird News Sunday 30th October

A female or immature Goosander was in the channel at Myroe, a second winter Mediterranean Gull in the fields and 600 Golden Plover on the mudflats (Stuart McKee).

A Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Greenland White Fronted Geese were at Lough Beg (David Steele).

2 Red-throated Diver and an Arctic Tern were at Brown's Bay on Island Magee (Cameron Moore).

A drake Ferruginous Duck, perhaps the returning bird, and a drake Red Crested Pochard of unknown origin were at Lurgan Park Lake. (Ed O'Hara).

11 Twite were at Killough, they were feeding on daisy seed heads by the small car park at the bottom of the road leading to the coastguards cottages, also in Killough a Migrant Hawker Dragonfly and an Otter were at the brickworks. (Chris Murphy).

On the Outer Ards Burial Island had a 1st winter Little Gull, 2 Arctic Tern, 200 Kittiwake and a Great Northern Diver, Ballyquintin Point had a Jack Snipe, Chiffchaff, Merlin, 3 Great Northern Diver, a Red Throated Diver, 14 Common Scoter and 300+ Kittiwake. Quintin Bay had 2 Sandwich Tern, Sheep Point had 10 Twite with Linnets and a Great Northern Diver was at Kircubbin. Yesterday 30 Whooper Swan were in flooded stubble near Kirkiston, Cloughy Bay had 3 Sandwich Tern and a Sanderling was at Millisle. (Richard Weyl).

The Ring Billed Gull was still at Groomsport, 11 Red Kites were at Manse Road, Drumgooland, Co. Down and another 2 Red Kites were at Ballynahinch Road near Dromara. (Stephen Maxwell).

In Donegal a Lesser Canada (Cackling) Goose was with 44 Barnacle Geese near Malin. 2 Little Egret and 14 Greenshank were also noted and 21 Chough and 3 Sanderling were at Five Finger Strand. 600 Barnacle Geese, 2 Chough, a Merlin and 3 Raven were at Malin Head (Gerard McGeehan, Shirley Dunlop).

Late news - on Thursday a Lapland Bunting and Yellowhammer were at the south end of Rathlin and 3,000 Kittiwake and 10 Arctic Tern in Rathlin Sound (Colin Guy).

Thanks to Alistair Prentice, Ed O'Hara and Slawomir Starzynski for todays pictures.

Little Egret - Slawomir Starzynski

Ferruginous Duck - Ed O'Hara

Red Crested Pochard - Ed O'Hara

Sparrowhawk - Alistair Prentice

Buzzard - Alistair Prentice

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