Arrival in numbers.

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This morning a flock of about 20 Black-tailed Godwit’s flew into Titchfield Haven. I have seen one or two over the last few weeks but this was the largest group.

Black-tailed Godwits are large wading birds in summer they have striking bright orange-brown chests and bellies, but in winter they are more greyish-brown.  Most distinctive features are their long thick beaks and legs. The female birds are bigger and heavier than the males, with a noticeably longer beak.

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Black tailed Godwitt


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