This bird is Ferruginous Duck like plumage wise. It is slightly large than Ferruginous and head shape reminicent of Pochard. White undertail coverts not as extensive as expected on a Ferruginous.
300 Pochard and 200 Tufted Ducks also present. 20 Skylarks were nearby.
2 male Smew are now at Portmore Lough, Co. Antrim. No sign of the female from yesterday (D. Charles)
6 Greylag, 10 Whoopers and 2 Gadwall were at Lady Bay
3 Waxwings were along the Causeway Rd, Newcastle and 2 Dippers and a Kingfisher were at Tipperary Woods (H. Devlin)
A Brambling was at the RSPB Rerve along withReed Buntings, Long Tailed Tits and a Goldcrest all around the feeders at the Ob's room. Black Tailed Godwits, Teal and Wigeon all showed well and raptors included 2 Buzzards, Perergine and a Sparrowhawk. (R.Surgenor)
A 1st winter Meditterean Gull was at Killyleagh along with 5 Carrion Crow
Thanks to Allen Gillespie for this duck surprise for today - what's the surprise? It's a Shoveler
A Merlin was seen along the Agharan Road near Newmills, Co. Tyrone (Neil Harrison)
In Co. Fermanagh a Greenshank and a Great Northern Diver were at the western end of Lower Lough Erne
Thanks again to Geoff Campbell for these photos of Blackbirds - visit Geoff's website or we'll pay people to follow you around and call you names.
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