Bird News Saturday 7th November

Unfortunately one of the Short-eared Owls at Ballymacormick Point has been found dead (Bill Guiller) one other bird was seen later (Adam Middleton)

50+ Whooper swans are at Lough Neagh at Reas wood. 30 Fieldfare were feeding on Hawthorn berries in garden at Ballymacward near Dundrod. 100+ Fieldfare and a Merlin were in fields between Davis mountain and Wheelers road. (David McAllister)

A female Hen Harrier and group of 18 raven at Glenoo mountain, Fivemiletown county Tyrone this afternoon. (Colin Bell)

7 Whooper Swans in flight over Cloughfern, Newtownabbey heading in Belfast Lough direction at 3pm. (Jim McKeown)

Approx 250 Barnacle Geese and 52 Twite were at Malin Head, (Dermot McLaughlin & Christine Cassidy)

A male Brambling was in a garden in Whitehead (Cameron Moore)

Along the River Foyle 5 Black Swan (perhaps from Inch Lake) were at Grangefoyle Road (Brian Hegarty)

Five Bottle-nose Dolphins were heading for Carnlough this morning (David Ledsham). 12 were also seen off Larbe this morning (Neal Warnock)

Thanks to Bill for this pic of the remains of the Short-eared Owl ( more at ), Christine Cassidy for the Twite and Adam Middleton for the Short-eared Owl:

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