Thursday, 4 April 2013

Winter waders

In the absence of spring migrants locally, I'm birding vicariously on the internet this week. My Bird Watching colleague Mike Weedon was out on the Nene Washes on Tuesday night, and posted some interesting photos.

In the first, he snapped a Spotted Redshank in flight - the distinctive but very subtly drooped tip to the bill is visible.

In this pic, you can have fun trying to pick out the lone Lapwing among a flock of Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits - it is there, honestly.


Caroline Gill said...

Eureka! But it took a while to spot ...

Matt Merritt said...

Well spotted! It's very difficult, isn't it? Apparently there are huge numbers of the godwits down there - I'm going to go for a look tomorrow night.

I'm finally going to post the review of your book in the next couple of days - really enjoyed it a lot, thanks.