Monday, May 6, 2013

Spotted Redshank

I got a text from Tom Tarpey early this afternoon (Sunday 5th May), to say that he had found a pair of Garganey at Coonagh Settlement Ponds.  I arrived one hour afterwards and did not manage to find them after a two hour search.  I did however find an adult summer plumage Little Gull and this summer plumage Spotted Redshank in the shots below.  The bird was hanging out with a flock of 120 Black-tailed Godwits.

Spotted Redshank and Black-tailed Godwits at Coonagh © John N Murphy

1 comment:

  1. I spent the day around Poulnasherry bay in hope of a Spotted Redshank with no luck, not much down there at all.