A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Black Tailed Godwits

Black Tailed Godwits are now to be seen on the estuary and nearby pools as they pause on migration. The ruddy red coloured birds are still in their summer breeding plumage but some have already changed to their less colourful winter feathers. They ceased breeding in the UK in the early 19th century when they were hunted as a delicacy but are now protected and seen on migration and in the winter months.

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