Bird News Sunday 7th October

5 Snow Bunting were at Fair Head Co Antrim (Keith Bennett)

A Great-spotted Woodpecker, 8 Jay & 14 Crossbill were at Tollymore Mountain Centre this morning (Adam McClure)

The adult-winter Ring-billed Gull was at Groomsport (George Gordon)

5 Buzzard, 7 Whooper Swans and a Jay were at Sionmills, Co Tyrone (Brian Hegarty)

Briggs Rocks was quieter today with only 3 Red-throated Divers and a Whimbrel at Orlock (Colin Guy)

5 Whooper Swans landed in Closet Bay at Oxford Island today at 12.40pm (Mark Killops)

The first Greenland White-fronts arrived in to Blanketnook, Donegal today (Christine Cassidy)

Jay are been seen in good numbers at present and there seems to be a movement into the country.

No sign of the Buff-bellied Pipit today.

Many thanks to Richard Donaghey for this picture of a Snow Bunting at Fair Head yesterday. You can see more pics at

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