Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Calvert BBOWT Lake - 21st-22nd July 2005
This individual was viewable from the first hide.
Calvert BBOWT Lake - 18th July 2004
Photos copyright Tim watts
This individual shows the attractive breeding plumage of this species.
College Lake - 8th-11th July 2004
Photos copyright Dave Bilcock
This juvenile Black-tailed Godwit is of the continental race "limosa" and is the first to be specifically identified in the county. Lee Evans has compiled an excellent identification article concerning the ID of Black-tailed Godwits. To view it click on "Articles of Interest" on the menu (Note that the file is in "pdf" format and is nearly 700Kbyte in size, so it may take several minutes to download).
College Lake - 4th July 2004
Photos copyright Ben Miller
College Lake again proved to be "the" place in the county for Black-tailed Godwits when an amazing 49 stopped off, this being the largest flock ever seen in the county.
The numbers of this species in the county has increased somewhat in recent years (To view a graph of occurrences in the county click here), with 10-20 records in most years.
College Lake - 31st August 2002
Digital Photo courtesy of Dave Bilcock
This juvenile showed well at College Lake. To view a graph of occurrences in the county click here
College Lake - 24th August 2002
Digital Photos courtesy of Dave Bilcock
The above pictures show the five Black-tailed Godwits that were present. The numbers of this species in the county has increased somewhat in recent years (To view a graph of occurrences in the county click here), with 10-20 records in most years.
College Lake - 29th March 2002
Digital Photo copyright Dave Bilcock
For a graph of Black-tailed Godwit records in the county click here.
Broughton Trout Pools - 27th April 1999
Video still courtesy of Dave Ferguson
This species is a scarce passage migrant within the county. It is recorded annually during both spring and autumn migrations, mainly from the north of the county.