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