Saturday, 25 April 2015

25th April, 2015 Meare Heath, Somerset

We were just about to leave to Beachy when the mega went off reporting a Hudsonian Godwit in Somerset.
A quick change of plan and the four of us were soon departing to try to twitch the Godwit which would be a new UK tick for us all. We arrived around 3 hours later and luckily the bird was resting on one of the lagoons with a flock of Black-tailed Godwits.

Common Crane 2 flew over the Reserve
Bittern booming
Great White Egret 1
Red Kite 2 flew over the M4
Marsh Harrier 2-3
Hobby 2-3 feeding over the Reserve
Greenshank 1
Black-tailed Godwit 125
Hudsonian Godwit 1
Wood Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 6
Cetti's Warblers many heard singing

Orange Tip 3


Hudsonian Godwit with Black-tailed Godwits.
showing the smaller size, shorter legs.

Hudsonian Godwit with Black-tailed Godwits
showing the blackish under wing-coverts and the
less striking wing-bars



(last two taken by Davd Cooper)
Hudsonian Godwit with Black-tailed Godwits.



(Last one taken by David Cooper)
Wood Sandpiper trying to disturb the Hudsonian Godwit