Bird News Sunday 3rd May

A drake Garganey is at Belfast RSPB WOW Reserve (Gerard McGeehan)

6 Whimbrel were on the seashore at Whitehead (Ian Enlander)

A Cuckoo, 2 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 8 Brent Geese, 4 Shelduck, 23 Turnstone, 8 Whimbrel, 30 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plover were at St Johns's Point, Co Down (Tim Murphy)

Along the Tyrone shore of Lough Neagh 60 Whimbrel, a drumming Snipe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser. 2 pair of Scaup, 2 pair of Goldeneye and 30 Pochard (mostly male) were at Blackers Rock (Godfrey McRoberts).

 21 Arctic Tern were back on Cockle Island at Groomsport (George Gordon).

Thanks to Christine Cassidy for this pic of a female Sparrowhawk: Also to Nigel Moore for the Common Sandpiper.

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