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|