godwit


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Mhairi said: "Wading birds are an important feature of the site, and bar-tailed godwits, often arriving in their bright summer plumage which changes to a lighter grey winter plumage, can be seen on the sand flats and mudflats of the reserve.
Last week saw a big arrival of waders in the region, notably Black-tailed Godwits returning from Iceland.
Young Sophie Bramall's picture of the black-tailed godwit and (inset) the top prize red squirrel
Top 10 at risk list: 1: Red-necked phalarope 2: Black-tailed godwit 3: Scottish wildcat 4: Capercaillie 5: Cuckoo 6: Red squirrel 7: Turtle dove 8: Natterjack toad 9: Brown hare 10: Hedgehog
Avian airlines A female bar-tailed godwit flew nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand, the longest documented direct bird flight (SN: 11/22/08, p.
Yet the bar-tailed godwit has a far more impressive curriculum vitae.
The report, The State of the UK's Birds 2006, which was produced by a consortium of conservation organisations, including the British Trust for Ornithology and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), states that the populations of 39 species of waterbirds, particularly the black-tailed godwit and the avocet, have grown significantly in the past three decades, largely as a result of conservation efforts.
In the godwit droppings, the researchers were amazed to find bright red larvae called bloodworms.
It closed in 1947 Ixbut the property is still called HMS Godwit.
That the most abundant species was the marbled godwit, followed by the small peeps, is comparable to previous studies (Palacios et al.
For example, the hunting season for the Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa, closes on February 20, whereas the species begins migrating between January 21 and 31.
Eleven species were recorded on all four plots, but three species were restricted to [less than or equal to]2 study plots (American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, and Stilt Sandpiper).
The Nene Washes are probably most important as a site for breeding waders such as snipe and black-tailed godwit, they nest on the floodplain meadows and are looking for open country with no obstacles such as overhead lines as potential hazards.
Among waterbirds and darters, which were its specialty, it hosted Bar- headed Goose, Greylag Goose, Cotton Pigmy Goose, Black- tailed Godwit, huge flocks of Ruff and Black- necked Stork.
SAFE HAVEN: Protected wildlife area Egremont beach is a vital habitat for birds such as the pintail duck and the black-tailed godwit