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Bird News Sunday 8th October

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The female Surf Scoter was still on Corbally Reservoir, Portrush. There was no sign of the Snow Bunting on Ramore. (Brian Hegarty).

Two Black Terns and a Ruff were at Kinnegar Shore this morning. (Michael Latham). Several Whimbrel were also present. (Kevin Kirkham).
A Great White Egret was at the Roe Estuary, Lough Foyle. 5 Curlew Sandpipers, 32 Slavonian Grebes and 100+ Whooper Swans were at Myroe.  (Neal Warnock).
6 Ruff and a Curlew Sandpiper were at Belfast Lough RSPB WoW reserve. (Aaron Long, Roy Gray).
A Marsh Harrier was at Portmore Lough RSPB. (Ed O’Hara).
A Wheatear was at Murley Mountain near Fivemiletown. (Colin Bell).
A Hen Harrier and Whimbrel were at Ballyquitan Point. A Slavonian Grebe was at Greyabbey Bay and a Jack Snipe was at Templecowey. (Richard Weyl).
A few Redwing were on Rathlin. (James Crymble).
An Osprey was just offshore from Downhill beach, flying towards Castlerock. (Dean Jones).
Yesterday 4 Snow Buntings were on Rathlin. (Ric Else & Hazel Watson).
The male Ring-necked Duck is still at Inch Lake in Donegal. (Theo Campbell, Chris Ingram).
A large flock of Golden Plover at Myroe contains a White-rumped Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper and Ruff. (Ivan Quail & Nicky Lynn).
Thanks to Michael Latham for the pictures of the Black Terns: