Bird News Wednesday 28th October

A late Swallow was at Washing Bay, Lough Neagh (Adam McClure)

Whitehead seafront had 10 Twite. Portmuck had 5 Red-throated Diver in winter plumage and 1 Great Northern Diver in full summer plumage. Blackhead had 2 Red-throated Divers (Ian Enlander).

The Short-eared Owl was giving good views at Ballymacormick Point. A Snipe and several Carrion Crow were also present (Warren Fowles).

At Lough Beg a Short-eared Owl and Merlin were at Paddy's Dub (Godfrey McRoberts).  

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Thanks to Dick Glasgow for the picture of a Red Grouse taken at Slieveanorra and a Jay from Breen Wood and to Stephen Maxwell for the picture of the Kestrel.



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