HIGHLIGHTS: A Red-flanked Bluetail at St. John’s Point, Co Down (8th) was a first for Northern Ireland and the sixth for the whole of Ireland. A Great White Egret at Lowery Bay, Co Fermanagh (20th) was a first for the county. Another was at Lough Beg (15th). A Crane was at Lough Macnean (9th). A Spoonbill was at Ballykelly (7th). A Glossy Ibis was at Strand Lough (14th). A Goosander was on the River Lagan, Belfast (21st). Two Velvet Scoters were on Belfast Lough (31st). Three Whimbrels were at Ballykinlar (10th). A Little Stint was at Belfast Harbour RSPB (from 23rd). Marsh Harriers were at Lough Macnean (9th), Portmore (11th), Quoile Pondage (13th) and Lough Beg (30th). A Golden Eagle was on Rathlin Island (25th). A White-tailed Eagle was in Co Fermanagh throughout. A Long-tailed Skua and Sabine’s Gull passed Ramore Head (18th), with a Sabine’s past Killough (16th). A White-winged Black Tern was at Portmore Lough (15th). The first eight Waxwings were at Whitehead (23rd). Yellow-browed Warblers were at Kearney (8th), Copeland Island (10th & 29th) and Ramore Head (29th). A Red-breasted Flycatcher was at Kearney (8th). A Lapland Bunting was Ballywalter (4th). Ian Graham – please report any sightings to Nibirds@live.co.uk.