Morning Watch: 4 Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 18 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank all on No 6 tank. Also a Peregrine and 2 Wheatears on No 5 tank.
Observer: Mike Turton
Evening Watch: 2 Hobby, one eating a large dragonfly, moved off to the west. 4 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and 4 Yellow Wagtail on No 6 tank, 1 Wheatear on No 5 tank and a male Marsh Harrier over No 4 tank..
Observers: Arthur Harrison, Mark Payne, WSM
4 Black-tailed Godwit on No 6 tank this evening contained a colour ringed bird (see details below for its origin). The colour ring was Green over White above the left knee and Orange over Yellow flag over the right knee.
E-mail: A juvenile Black-tailed Godwit present on 22nd August on No 6 tank was ringed as a chick (GW+OY) on 13th July 2012 near Dalvik, N Iceland a big chick 208g. It is now in NW England and is one of c110 godwit chicks colour-ringed in July. It has been an excellent breeding season for BtG’s in Iceland this summer.
Many thanks for the record and photo very useful and great to know it has made it south from Iceland ok.
Extracts from an e-mail from Peter Potts and Jenny Gill