Tuesday 23 September 2014

Hudwits & Dunlin

While at Biscay Bay yesterday, Ed and I were keen to see the 4 juvenile Hudsonian Godwits that were reported from there the day before.

It didn't take us long to find them. We were walking along the grassy track when the birds flew in and landed very close by!

They were quick to start feeding, and seemed to have no trouble finding large juicy worms:

When I was photographing this one I thought it had a band on at first, but then it changed angles and I couldn't see anything so dismissed it. Now I can see that it appears to have an injury on its leg:

A large flock of Dunlin landed close-by while I was laying low and photographing the godwits:

The majority were juveniles as far as I could tell: