Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant and winter visitor
The latest figures from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – totals from all count sites.
Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant Black-tailed Godwits were regular autumn migrants through the county, with up to 10 being recorded (though not always on WeBS counts) in most years. One or two, and occasionally larger numbers, were sometimes seen in mid-winter on the upper reaches of the estuary. Since the early 2000s, […]
Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant Mathew (1894) considered the Black-tailed Godwit to be a rare autumn visitor and Lockley et al. (1949) noted seven occurrences of single birds at Dale, Bosherston, Tenby and Skokholm, with five at Dale on 5 October 1947, which included February, March and May records. It is now a regular […]
Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Black-tailed Godwits were present in only two estuarine 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84, both within the Cleddau Estuary complex The light blue colour represents 1-4 birds which is consistent with the Birds of the Estuary Enquiry (BoEE, now WeBS) […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Limosa agocephala An occasional autumn visitor; rare. This is a bird with rather longer legs and bill than the Bar-tailed Godwit, and although it was formerly one of the waders that each spring visited the fen districts in the east of England to nest it is now everywhere scarce, and only an uncertain visitor either in the spring or autumn. […]