Tuesday 7th May: Bar-tailed Godwit

It's still pretty quiet on the floods and the hoped-for purple patch of spring wader passage has so far failed to materialise.  That's not to say that there aren't any waders about, there are currently two BLACK-TAILED GODWITS (the original bird and a new bird) and this evening it was joined by a lovely BAR-TAILED GODWIT. This latter species is much rarer in the county than its commoner black-tailed cousin and it's a good bird to get on the Meadow. Apart from that the drake GARGANEY is till around, evidently enjoying the conditions there and last night there were three SHELDUCK.

The Bar-tailed Godwit

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