Bird News Tuesday 18th October

Ramore Head from 2pm had an adult Sabine's Gull, 6 Manx Shearwater, 9 Arctic Tern, 39 Pomarine Skua, 8 Great Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 29 Grey Phalarope, 6 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 20 Barnacle Geese, 10 Whooper Swan, 140 Kittiwake and 5 Red-breasted Merganser. A Merlin was on the Skerries (Stuart McKee, Matthew Tickner, Colin Guy).

A Pomarine Skua, Long-tailed Skua and Great Skua were at Portstewart Head (Colin Guy).

The second winter Ring-billed Gull was still at the car park at Groomsport Harbour and an adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Pomarine Skua, an Arctic Skua and 2 Sandwich Tern off Ballymacormick Point (Richard Weyl).

The Spotted Redshank was still at Killough Harbour (Tim Murphy).

12 Whooper Swan were at Brown's Bay on Island Magee as well as 2 Red-throated Diver and 3 Arctic Tern (Cameron Moore).

Last week a Barn Owl was along Old Dromore Road in Hillsborough. Another Barn Owl was at Larchfield (Garry Wilkinson)

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