16.07.12. Birdlog (White underwing is the new Black!)

16.07.12. Birdlog.

2 Ruff, 1 Knot, 140 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 250 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 3 Yellow Wagtail, one 3rd summer Yellow-legged Gull.

Observers: Chris Batty, Ian Igglesden and Mark Payne.

…and the answer to the Mystery bird is…Black-tailed Godwit. Hands up if you got it right? And how many of you were hiding behind the parapet yesterday?

Obviously with views of the underwing of the aberrant Godwit we can rest assured that it is not Hudsonian Godwit! However, good news! The assembled twitchers found a 3rd summer Yellow-legged Gull…every cloud etc!

Video grab Images by Chris Batty.

Above two images by Alyn Chambers.