Bird News Monday 15th October

A Hoopoe was on Rathlin Island. It was at the top of the hill at Church Bay, between two houses on the way to the West light (Liam McFaul)

A White-rumped Sandpiper, 9 Ruff and a Barnacle Goose were at the south end of Lough Beg (Matthew Tickner)

Redwing were heard flying over Belfast last night (Dermot Hughes) and one was in a garden at Dunmurry (Chris Acheson)

A Jay was at Quoile Castle (Declan Clarke).     

At Larne Lough 4 Little Egret, the male Goosander, 11 Teal, a Gadwall, 32 Wigeon and 3 Greenshank were at 40 Acre Bay. A second-winter Mediterranean Gull with a green ring was at Whitehead along the path out to the lighthouse (Cameron Moore).    

Tory Island today still had the Barred Warbler, 18 Brambling, a Pied Flycatcher and 5 Snow Bunting (Paul Kelly et al).     

Thanks to Alistair Prentice for this unusual picture of a Raven at dusk and to Tom McCreery for the picture of a Jay taken at Clare near Tandragee.

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