Bird News Tuesday 25th October

The Cattle Egret, the first record for Northern Ireland, was at Kinnegar shore this afternoon. (Joe Lamont/Danny Boyd).

The Bonapartes Gull was back at Sandy Bay, Larne (Neal Warnock)
A Short Eared Owl was at Myroe intakes. (Gerry Bond).
5 Swallow were over Newcastle this evening, (Adam McClure).
At Oxford Island a female or immature Hen Harrier was at Croaghan Island and Kinnegoe Bay. Up to 3,000 Starlings went to roost in the reed beds at Kinnegoe Bay. (Stephen Hewitt).

Thanks to Danny Boyd and Gerry Bond for these excellent pictures.

Cattle Egret - Danny Boyd


Short Eared Owl - Gerry Bond

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