Bird News Saturday 31st October

I'm Up to four Short-eared Owls were reported today in total, at Ballymacormick Point, Co Down (Stephen Maxwell, James O'Neill, Arron Devlin and Warren Fowles) - See separate posting on these birds.

Two Whimbrel and 8 Red-throated diver were also present at Ballymacormick Point (James O'Neill)

A Snow Bunting was at Myroe (Christine Cassidy & Lindsay Hodges)

In Donegal an adult Little Gull was at Downings (Clive Mellon)

A Short-eared Owl was seen flying at Kiltoot (Gerard McGeehan)

Today at Portavogie were 4 Jack Snipe with 30 Snipe. Yesterday a Mediterranean Gull was at Orlock Point. (Richard Weyl)

A Long-eared Owl was seen at 06:05 this morning on a post between St Johnston and Newtoncunningham Co Donegal (Bruan Hegarty)

A Swallow was near Kearney point this  afternoon (Guy Hamilton)

A Tundra Bean Goose was seen in stubble fields between Inch Lake and Burnfoot (Chris Ingram)

A Whooper Swan and 31 Pink-footed Geese were in stubble fields near Ballintoy Church (John Wilkinson)

At Larne Lough a male Goosander, 4 Greenshank and a Peregrine were at Glynn (Cameron Moore)

The Newry Canal near Scarva had 20 Whooper Swan, a Water Rail, 5 Jay, a Raven, 5 Long-tailed Tit and a Fieldfare (Fulton Somerville)

2 Brent Geese, 2 Whooper Swans and 5 Twite which were last week at the mouth of the Glenarm river (Pauline Majury)

4 Whooper Swans and 2 Snipe were seen at Glynn Halt this morning (Linda Thompson)

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this pic of one of the SEO's and Pauline Majury for the Whoopers:

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