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Monday, 16 December 2013

Colour ringed Black Tailed Godwits

On Sunday after finishing a roost survey at Fords, Dagenham I visited the Stone Barges at Rainham directly after.
As yet I have had few Godwits on the Fords Jetty so suspected that they were either roosting on the Barges or the Reserve, the Barges it was.

A count revealed 317 of them with a scattering of Redshank, Dunlin, Lapwing and a single Ruff, it seems this is becoming a regular on the roost.
The weather it has to be said was horrible with grey skies and constant rain showers but got a few shots off anyway.
I also noticed that 2 of the Godwits were colour ringed, I suspect from Greenland/Iceland and will have a look as to tracing the ringing program where they originated from.

Blue over Orange

Light green over red

As you can see one is blue over orange and the other is light green over red but this one is above the joint of the leg so I suspect this signifies something.

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