Bird News Sunday 6th November - update

A Green-winged Teal was amongst circa 100 Teal at RSPB Belfast Harbour Reserve.
At Larne Lough 2 Goosander and 2 Little Egret were at Ballycarry Bridge. A juvenile Arctic Tern, 2 Greenshank, 44 Whooper Swan (6 of them juvenile) were off Glynn. 10 Crossbill and a Merlin were at Ballyboley and 2 Merlin at Capanagh (Gerard McGeehan, Shirley Dunlop, Cameron Moore).
4 Crossbill were at Monea in Fermanagh (Brad Robson).
A female Long-tailed Duck and a juvenile Peregrine were off the hide at the Bann Estuary (Jeff Larkin).
The second winter Ring-billed Gull was still at Groomsport.

At Ballyquintin Point, Co. Down were 2 Short-eared Owls, 4 Great-northern Diver, a Jack Snipe, 16 Long-tailed Tits and a Little Egret. In Greyabbey Bay were 1 Black-throated Diver and 8 Slavonian Grebes. Gransha point had 6 Great-northern Diver and 5 Red-throated diver. A Great-northern Diver was at Kircubbin and a Little Egret was at Templecowey (Richard Weyl)
7 Red-throated Diver were at Briggs Rocks, Groomsport Co. Down. (W Farrelly)
A Mediterranean Gull was at Whitehouse Lagoon and a Slavonian Grebe was seen from Hazlebank (Irish Birding)
The Ferruginous Duck hybrid was seen at Lurgan Park lake (Irish Birding)
In Donegal 320 Barnacle and the Cackling Goose were still near Malin Village and 9 Snow Bunting at Malin Head (Ivor McDonald). 
Green-winged Teal (left bird), RSPB Belfast Harbour Reserve

Many thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this picture of a Merlin from Ballymacormick Point below:

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