Saturday 29 August 2015

Black-tailed Godwits

Steve Nichols and I were at Shawell A5 Lagoons this afternoon and a group of 11 Black-tailed Godwits flew in. Only minutes before we were discussing the lack of wading birds. They were quite nervous, which was lucky as they flew around for quite a while before they landed. We got excellent views of them in flight as they got lower and lower.

Sadly they were spooked by something not long after they arrived and flew off east.

If I've got it right, they are of the sub-species L. I. islandica.

Video of the Black-tailed Godwits

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