The Goosander was at Ballycastle.
2 Sandwich Tern were at Cloghy, on the Outer Ards. (K Bennet)
100 Whooper Swans were at Sion Mills
9 Little Egret were at Castle Espie
The dark juvenile Great Skua was still off Macedon Point (Stuart McKee). A Merlin, 6 Whooper Swan, 100 Tree Sparrow and 300 Skylark were at Ballyquintin Point (Richard Weyl). 3 GN Diver were at Orlock Point (George Henderson) and a Grey Plover at Kearney Point (Gerard McGeehan). Last night a Barn Owl was at Tobermore in Londonderry (David Morrow). The NIBA welcomes any reports of this species which we must be on the
verge of loosing as a breeding bird.
The major birding news in Ireland was of the juvenile North American Hen Harrier seen today at Tacumshim. (www.irishbirding.com).
|Long-tailed Tit, Castle Espie - Cecil Smyth|