Bird News Saturday 20th May

A Garden Warbler was at Kinnegar Pools (Daniel Newton)

A 2nd summer Little Gull was at the RSPB WOW reserve this afternoon.(Ron Price/Ronnie Milligan)

A Cuckoo is calling this morning near the Slievetrue Road/ Lisglass road in Newtownabbey. (George Stewart)

A drake Garganey was at the Ecos Park, Ballymena (Jeff Larkin)
Two Dark-bellied Drent geese were at Kinnegar Shore. (Wilton Farrelly)

A Red Kite was just outside Dromara this afternoon on the Castlewellan Road. A Cuckoo was calling at the edge of Drumkeeragh Forest and a Whitethroat was in scrubland near the forest carpark.(Chris and Amanda Rankin)

Two male Ruff, including one in full breeding plumage, were at RSPB WoW. (Jonny Clark)

A Whooper Swan was still in residence this morning at RSPB Portmore Nature Reserve. (Robin Brown)

Thanks to Jonny Clark for this pic of a male Ruff:

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