Further sea-watching at Ramore in the afternoon produced 150 Barnacle Geese, 3 Great Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas, 4 Pintail, 35 Brent Geese and a Grey Phalarope late this evening. 9 Whooper Swans were resting on a small lake just south of Bushmills. (Colin Guy).
More sea-watching sightings from Ramore:
Over 2 hours there were 220 Barnacle Geese, 5 Arctic Tern, 7 Manx Shearwater, 3 Leach's Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 5 Great Skua, 400 Gannet, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Kittiwake (Stuart McKee).
Over an hour at lunch time 293 Barnacle were seen as well as 9 Arctic Tern and 4 Great Skua and an hour in the evening produced 2 juvenile Sabine's Gull, 29 Barnacle Geese, 2 Great Skua and an Arctic Skua (Matthew Tickner).
The adult Ring-billed Gull was still at Portrush, a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull at Carnfunnock and a Little Stint at Sandy Bay, Larne. (Neal Warnock).
A female Hen Harrier was at Portmore Lough RSPB reserve, the same bird was seen hunting along the foreshore of Lough Neagh at Jonny's Bay earlier in the day. (Amy Burns).
A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was at Whitehouse Lagoon. (David Knight).
Whooper Swans have returned to Lough Beg, a Wheatear and large numbers of Golden Plover and Lapwing were also seen. (Margaret Quinn).
At Island Magee a Grey Phalarope and 2 Sandwich Tern passed Skernaghan Point and a Redwing was on the Point. A juvenile Little Stint and Great Northern Diver were at Brown's Bay (Kerry Leonard).
A first-winter Mediterranean Gull was at Killough Harbour and an adult Mediterranean Gull has been at the outer Harbour for 2 days now (Tim Murphy).
Thanks to today's photographers, to Dick Glasgow for the pictures of the Wheatear and the Sparrowhawk & Rook and to Lindsay Hodges for the pictures of the Knot and Reed Bunting. You can see more NI bird pictures at www.nibirdpics.blogspot.co.uk