Bird News Wednesday 12th October

A juvenile Pallid Harrier was seen at St Johns Point, around 10am, before flying off towards Rossglass (Chris Murphy)
A Red Grouse was seen flying over the road just north of the Ponderosa Bar on the Glenshane Pass. (W Farrelly)
The wing tagged White Tailed Sea Eagle was at Crom Estate in Co. Fermanagh again this morning, see photo below. (Stephen Scarlett/Stuart Jennings).
Along the north coast 350 Pale Bellied Brent, 1500 Golden Plover, 5 Whooper Swan, 300 Dunlin, 10 Knot, a Buzzard, 25 Bar Tailed Godwit and 175 Lapwing were between Balls Point and Myroe. (C Stewart).
Around Strangford Lough a Dark Bellied Brent and 5 Littel Egret were at the Floodgates, a Slavonian Grebe was at Greyabbey Bay south and 4 Common Tern and a Manx Shearwater were at Portavogie. A total of 12 Swallow were also seen. (D Allen/C Mellon).
An Eagle has been reported to the RSPB near Kilroot Power Station 2 days ago. It is not known if it was wing tagged. (Sam Tully).

At Oxford Island 5 Whooper Swan were at Closet Bay. A flock of 1,000 Starlings went to roost in the reed bed at Kinnegoe Bay between 6.00 and 6.40p.m. A juvenile Lesser Black Backed gull, apparently injured, had a small blue ring woth a white 5 on the left leg. (Stephen Hewwitt)

White Tailed Eagle - Stuart Jennings

Thanks to Alistair Prentice for these superb Golden Plover shots

Golden Plover - Alistair Prentice

Golden Plover - Alistair Prentice

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