A Long -billed Dowitcher has ben reported from the Victoria Channel, Victoria Park in Belfast.It was with Black-tailed Godwits.(G.Irwin) To-morrow morning (Friday) high tide in Belfast is around 10.45, if the bird is still in the area, the high tide could force it into the RSPB Belfast Harbour Estate reserve, well worth a look if anyone is in the area around that time.
The Short-eared Owl was still at Ballyquintin, seen at 21:15 (Jason Starbuck)
A Red Kite was seen over ploughed fields in Banbridge.(W.Farrelly)
Ring-billed Gull was still at Groomsport (Birdguides)
A Little Egret was at Whitehouse Lagoon (Irish Birding)
10 Swallows were at Mount Stewart Gardens with a Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow in Greyabbey, 1 in Inishargy and 1 in Rubane, Co Down. Also 2 male and 1 female Eider at Strangford Lough (beside Monaghan Bank, Kircubbin) (D.McCormack)
Our sincere thanks to Christine Cassidy for her soaring Buzzard photo and also for the pair of Black Guillemots and also Alistair Prentice for the images of the Heron in flight and the male Blackcap (I wonder where it gets it name from?)