Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Black-tailed Godwits

The pit experienced a good passage of some lovely breeding plumaged adult islandica Black-tailed Godwits.  Between June 29th and July 4th, ten birds passed through.  The first record was a flock of seven birds that came in after rain on June 29th.  I went down to see them an hour and a half after they arrived to find that they had gone!  Fortunately, the following day, a further two birds appeared and these had the decency to remain until after work so that I could add my first year tick in about 6 weeks.

There is a short video of them here

These birds stayed until July 1st.  Another bird arrived on July 3rd and stayed until the 4th.

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