Bird News for Thursday 18th October.

A Barn Owl was mile N of Kircubbin. It flew over Portaferry Rd nr Inishargy Rd at 19:30. (Keith Bennett)

A Curlew Sandpiper and a Barnacle Goose (rare there) were at Mullagh, Lough Beg (David Steele).

Yesterday at Lough Foyle a Short-eared Owl was at the embankment just west of Faughanvale (Graham McElwaine, Phil Watson)

On Tory Island a Richards Pipit and 10 Snow Bunting were at the Lighthouse. A second borealis Eider was also seen (Paul Kelly)

Our thanks as always to Alistair Prentice for this fine image of a pair of Oystercatchers. You can see more bird pics at

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