Monday, 22 July 2013

New comers to the patch

Black-tailed Godwits
Half way through the afternoon I got a phone call from Roy saying that a few Godwits had appeared on the Thacka beck reserve, as far as I know this is the first time we have had any on the "new reserve". We did get a flock of 13 on the old Flash before it was drained, but no more till now.

It has to be said, that with all the disturbance--- dogs off leads, kids on holiday, mothers with pushchairs, I can't see them staying long , but at least for today we could enjoy them



One out of the seven as can be seen has been ringed, in the US the term is banding, anyway we are hoping to get some information as to where they where ringed, I'll try and keep you posted on that.

A few Oystercatchers put in an appearance from time to time, but nowhere near the numbers we use to get on the Flash, when highs of 30 have been recorded.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday  http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.co.uk/
Maybe a Mull post next, but didn't take many pics, and the ones I did take are not up to the mark.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Great to see the Godwits in full breeding plumage. Lovely bird. Margaret

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  2. Thank you Margaret, they did look good in full sun.
    All the best Gordon.

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  3. Great photos of the Black-tailed Godwits. The reflections are beautiful.We see very few Black-tails down here (SE Queensland, Australia) but 1000's of Bar-tailed Godwits.

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  4. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Terrific captures of these handsome birds, great reflections too!

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  6. Cool shots of the Godwits, the reflection are wonderful. The Oystercatchers are a favorite too. Great shots!

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  7. Hi Gordon; you picked up some great photos of the Godwits

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  8. Magnificent to see these guys in their breeding plumage! They tend to nick off from us Southern Hemisphere folk just as things are getting interesting! Great captures!

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  9. Beautiful pictures of the godwits, oystercatchers are also beautiful.
    Well photographed!

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  10. Oh my gosh...oh my gosh!!! I am so happy that you left me a comment so I could reciprocate and come visit with you. You know why? I took a couple photos of the very same bird, and could not ID them. NOW I KNOW Thank you, thank you. Make a note to Anni....Black Tailed Godwits. yay!

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  11. Ps...well, maybe mine aren't black-tailed, but at least I know enough now to search the Godwit family.

    And, if you ever wish to post more bird photos that you share, do consider stopping by my Birding Blog [ I'd Rather B Birdin' ] on each Saturday at noon [Texas USA Central Time] I have a link tool for such birders interested in sharing!!

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  12. I thank you all for your interesting, and helpfull comments, especially you Anni.
    All the best Gordon

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  13. Ah! Lucky you to have a good friend who alerted you to special happenings such as this!

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  14. Great to see the Blackwits in their summer plumage Gordon. Great photos - thank you for sharing!

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  15. Wonderful godwits - I don't really see any in breeding plumage.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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