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Bird News Sunday 15th October

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Highlights from Bann Estuary WeBs count include 4 Pink-footed Geese on Grangemore side, 6 Gadwall in front of the hide (scarce here) and 63 Whooper Swans in off the sea in small family parties (Dean Jones).

Short-eared Owl St John’s Point, still present 4pm (Andrew Crory/Aaron Long/Kevin Rice).

Male Hen Harrier at Portmore Lough RSPB (Ed O’Hara).

Lesser Yellowlegs from the viewing platform at Inch Lake, Co Donegal (Jeff Larkin).

2 Black-throated Divers at Carnlough (Gerard McGeehan & Shirley Dunlop).

A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Knockninny, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh (Ronan Owens).

Thanks to Aaron Long for the Short-eared Owls and to David Hunter for the Buzzards: