Bird News Friday 1st November

The Common Crane was still at Myroe this morning (Birdguides)

Yesterday at Briggs Rocks, Co Down, two flocks of Greenland White-fronted Geese flew in from the sea totalling 43 birds (Colin Guy)

2 House Martins were feeding at farm buildings at the start of the Lower Balloo Road, near Orlock, Co Down, this morning. 2 Crossbill were at Portavo reservoir, Co Down. (Ron Price).

 3 Snow Bunting, a Stock Dove, 6 Great Northern Diver and 8 Red-throated Diver were at the north end of Island Magee (Kerry Leonard).  

The male Goosander and 5 Little Egret were at Ballycarry Bridge (Cameron Moore, Kerry Leonard).

A flock of 15 - 20 Redwing were at Derrymacash outside Lurgan, see pictures below. (Noel Austin).

6 Eider and a Curlew were at Long Hole in Bangor this afternoon. (David McCormick).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Noel Austin for the pictures of the Redwing and to Alex Coroliu for the pictures of the Grey Heron and the Curlew. You can see more NI bird pictures at


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