Garganey at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey
A drake Garganey was seen at Coonagh this morning. This the third successive spring record for the site. The bird was in the lagoon to the east of the tunnel north portal. Six Swifts, a Cuckoo, 22 Whimbrel, 12 Tufted Duck, four Pochard, three pairs of Great-crested Grebes, a Little Egret and a Greenshank were also present.