11 July 2012

Black-tailed Godwits on the move

By the 4thJuly the Black-tailed Godwit flock at Penclacwydd WWT had increased to 236 with the following four colour-ringed birds noted by Wendell Thomas:
  L: Green/Red, R: Lime/Red
  L: Lime/Red, R: Green/Red flag
  L: White/Orange, R: Orange/Red
  L: Orange/Yellow, R: Orange flag/Yellow
Details of LR-GRf were received yesterday that reveal it was ringed in north-east Iceland on 10th July 2009. It has spent every subsequent winter at Pontevedra, Galicia in NW Spain, Wendell’s sighting being the first away from this locality. All colour-ringed sightings of Black-tailed Godwits seen at WWT are shown above with LR-GRf shown by the thicker yellow line. Still awaiting details of the other three.

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