Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Black-tailed Godwits moult etc

large numbers of Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits stage on the Humber in autumn after arrivals from Iceland with a high percentage undergoing their annual post breeding moult that includes wing moult -- here birds in various stages of moult with one in active primary drop! also OR G//W one of 34 colour ringed birds so far this autumn

1 comment:

Quantum Tiger said...

What a lovely group of photos. Particularly like the back kick and the little scuffle!