A drake American Wigeon was at the Culdaff Estuary on the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal. (Michael McLaughlin).
Two families of Whooper Swans were at Ballyronan in Lough Neagh. (David Morrow).
A female Scaup was in the channel at Myroe. (David Hill).
A Pink-footed Goose and a Goldeneye flew north past St John's Point this morning. A Wheatear was at Minerstown beach. 2 Wheatear, 2 Scaup, 2 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 20 Widgeon, 10 Great Northern Diver, 115 Red-throated Diver, 1 juvenile Velvet Scoter and 1500 Common Scoter were between Tyrella and Ballykinler. (Chris & Tim Murphy).
A Red Kite was flying towards Newry directly above the A1 near its junction with the road to Blackskull at approximately 1330hours today. (William Webb)
Rathlin Island today had a Snow Bunting, 12 Twite, 2 Barnacle Geese, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, 16 Fieldfare, Hen Harrier and 10 Common Scoter (Neal Warnock)
7 Whooper Swan where at Glynn Co Antrim. (Linda Thompson)
14 Whooper Swan where at Islandhill, Strangford Lough.(Dot Blakely)
17 Whooper Swans were on Killylane Reservoir outside Larne this afternoon. (Brenda Campbell).
8 Whooper Swans were flying towards the Quoile this morning. (Tony Donaldson).
Castle Island hide at the Quoile today at 2.45pm had the Marsh Harrier hunting in front of hide. Kilclief Bay had a Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 5 Gannets, a Red-throated Diver, Greenshank, 4 Whoopers, family of Brent with 6 young, and 60+ Golden Plover. (Dot Blakely/Noeni Bryars).
2 Swallow were near the entrance to DuPont at Maydown near Derry (William Hiles).
At Ramore Head in Portrush there were 4 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Teal, a lone Eider, 8 Whooper Swan and 107 Barnacle Geese. Also present were 15 Purple Sandpiper and a single Twite. (Dean Jones).
Thanks to Tony Donaldson for the picture of the Whooper, to Noeni Bryars for the picture of the Buzzard and to Cameron Moore for the picture of the 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull.
2 Wheatear were on the beach at the Quays restaurant, Portavogie, a Red-throated Diver and lots of Gannets where out at sea, a Merlin was opposite the Kirkistown race track.(John Edwards)
23 Great Northern Diver flew south off St John's Point this morning. Also at St John's Point were 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Redpoll, 60 Goldfinch, 80 Skylark, 200 Linnet and 160 Lapwing. 100 Swallow and 8 House Martin were at Killough. (Tim Murphy)
An adult winter Mediterranean Gull, 1 Goldeneye, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Little Egret and 15 Swallow were at Killough Harbour. (Tim Murphy)
14 Pink-footed Geese were 1 mile north of Ballycarry Bridge in Larne Lough. (Cameron Moore).
Yesterday a Woodcock was at Slieve Martín, Rostrevor. (David Cooper).
The Mediterranean Gull with the red leg ring PNU0 was still at Whiteabbey, a second Mediterranean Gull was at Whitehead. (Gareth Platt).
Thanks to Robin Cunningham for the picture of the Black-tailed Godwits, to Cameron Moore for the picture of a Sparrowhawk and to Gareth Platt for the picture of the Mediterranean Gull.
An adult Mediterranean Gull with a green leg ring, AETC, and a 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull were at Whitehead Promenade. (Cameron Moore).
An adult Ring-billed Gull was at Carrickfergus Harbour at high tide (Brian Sutton).
The juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper was still at Inch in Donegal. (Birdguides).
On the shore of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey were a Mediterranean Gull with a red leg ring, PNU0, which was ringed in Poland in May 2012, a Lesser Black-backed Gull with a black ring, F461, which was ringed in Portugal in November 2014 and a Common Gull with a blue ring, 2AIP, which was ringed on the Copelands in June 2012. (Gareth Platt).
Thanks to Cameron Moore for the pictures of the adult and 2nd winter Mediterranean Gulls and the Pied Wagtail and to Christine Cunningham for the picture of the Teal.
A Snow Bunting was at Ramore Head in Portrush and a Merlin was at Magilligan Point. (Christine Cassidy & Lindsay Hodges).
A Marsh Harrier has been present at the Quoile for the last two days. (Tony Donaldson).
6 Red Kites were in the Leitrim area of Co. Down. (Bill Guiller).
A single male Ruff (which has been there for around 3 weeks) was with 155 Black-tailed Godwits in Dundrum South Inner Bay. 14 Grey Plovers were near Green Island in North Inner Bay. This morning in stormy conditions, around 80 Razorbills and Guillemots were sheltering close to shore around the Rock Pool area in Newcastle and 220 Sanderlings were roosting on the rocks nearby. (David Nixon).
This evening at Killough there was the Glossy Ibis (constantly chased by gulls and jackdaws), along with 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 56 Lapwing, +350 Black-headed Gull, 4 Little Egret and 4 Grey Heron. Also at Kilclief were 35 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. (Toni Costello).
A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper was at Inch Lake in Donegal. (Birdguides).
Yesterday a Little Egret was on the River Bann at Carnroe, Aghadowey. (Maura Creelman).
Thanks to Christine Cassidy for the picture of the Snow Bunting, to Tony Donaldson for the picture of the Marsh Harrier, to Bill Guiller for the picture of the Red Kite and to Wilf Swain for the picture of the Grey Heron.
The Red-flanked Bluetail was looked for but not found at Kelly's Wood this afternoon. (William Smiton).
A female Common Scoter was at Lough Beg today, also 16 Ruff. The six Pinkfeet (a juvenile and five adults) were still at Mullagh. (David Steele).
Belfast Lough off the RSPB WOW reserve had a Red-throated Diver, 3 Guillemot, a Black Guillemot and 2 Great Crested Grebe. (Derek Polley).
A Jack Snipe was at Lower Lough Erne Islands RSPB reserve this afternoon. (Brad Robson).
Thanks to Marty McClenaghan for the pictures of the Kestrel and the Grey Plover and to Wilf Swain for the picture of the Little Egret.
At Teiges Hill near Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh this morning there were 3 Swallows, a total of about 60 Redwings and 11 Fieldfare, also seen were 32 Crossbills. (Clive Mellon).
A 1st winter Little Gull was at Glynn in Larne Lough this morning, see picture below. (Cameron Moore).
The Spoonbill was still at Ballykelly this morning.
A White-tailed Eagle was at Lower Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh today.
Thanks to Cameron for the picture of the Little Gull at Glynn.
An event that may be of interest to Blog viewers is ‘Birds in the Landscape’ which is being held at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy on Sunday 23 October at 4pm.
It features two writers who share Seamus Heaney’s fascination with birds - in his book A Single Swallow, travel writer and novelist Horatio Clare followed the epic flight path of a migrating Swallow across fourteen countries from Cape Town to Wales, while in Birds and People, naturalist (and Birds Britannica co-editor) Mark Cocker drew on 40 years of writing and studying birds to present a wide-ranging celebration of man’s relationship with birds.
More details are available here: https://seamusheaneyhome.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873562992