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Bird News Saturday 11th November

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The female/juvenile Bufflehead still present at Corbally Reservoir (Wilton Farrelly/Garry Armstrong/Philip West).

1st winter drake Lesser Scaup showing well at Stoneyford Reservoir. Also 5 Great White Egret at Portmore Lough RSPB (Chris Murphy).

New 1st winter drake Lesser Scaup at Portmore Lough RSPB (Garry Armstrong/Wilton Farrelly/Philip West). 5 Great White Egret were also present along with a Marsh Harrier.

Firecrest at Kiltonga, Newtownards with highly mobile mixed tit and crest flock (Billy Miskelly).

Short-eared Owl being mobbed early morning high over garden and castle gardens in Co Antrim (David Hunter).

Short-eared Owl hunting the apron at Belfast City Airport (Mervyn Campbell).

Little Bunting still on Tory at West Town and an Mealy Redpoll (Anton Meenan).

2 Purple Sandpipers off the rocks at Amici, Portstewart (Michael Latham).

Single Cattle and Great White Egrets behind Mullagh farm, Lough Beg this morning (Richard Hunter). Also 8 Long-tailed Ducks, ringtail Hen Harrier (Chris Murphy).

6 Waxwing in Moneynick, Co Antrim (Maria Mulholland).

2 Slavonian Grebes and c12 Red-throated Divers at Myroe (Michael Latham).

Short-eared Owl quartering below the café at Divis mountain early evening (Stephen McVeigh).

A Short-eared Owl was at Fair Head. (Raymond Fulton).

A Short-eared Owl was at Myroe at sunset. (Steven Fyffe, Matthew Flood, Emma Mulholland).

A Short-eared Owl was at Ballymacormick Point this afternoon. (Richard Weyl)

Bufflehead, Geoff Campbell:

Bufflehead, Michael Latham:

Lesser Scaup, Wilton Farrelly:

Lesser Scaup (Portmore Lough), Wilton Farrelly

Marsh Harrier, Portmore, Linda Thompson