23 September 2010

Colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit at WWT

Received details this morning of the colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit reported by Wendell Thomas at WWT Llanelli in late spring.

When combined with previous reports fromm WWT, quite a clear picture unfolds of the origins of the birds that visit the Burry. Many thanks to all those who report details of these birds.
NB. The latest published figures (Waterbirds in the UK 2008/09: The Wetland Bird Survey) show a mean annual max of 476 for the Burry, this just exceeding the International Threshold for this species currently set at 470. This month’s maximum count of 820 at WWT should raise the ranking of this species in the national tables.

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