Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant and winter visitor
The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.
Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant and winter visitor The Bar-tailed Godwit breeds in Arctic and sub-arctic habitats from northern Norway through Siberia to western Alaska. (European Atlas 1997). Ringing recovery data suggest that birds passing though, or wintering in, the UK have come from northern FennoScandia and western Siberia. Of these, three […]
Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant and winter visitor Mathew (1894) considered the Bar-tailed Godwit to be an autumn visitor, occurring only occasionally in the spring. Lockley et al. (1949) also classed it as an autumn migrant and stated that it was rare in the spring. Autumn passage may well have remained unchanged though neither […]
Limosa lapponica – RHOSTOG GYNFFONFRTH – Passage migrant and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Bar-tailed Godwits were present in a few coastal and estuarine 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square. The darkest blue represents 19-175 birds, with […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Limosa laponica An autumn visitor; to be seen occasionally on its passage northwards in the spring, when it is in its bright chestnut breeding plumage. This species is not uncommon on the sands and mud-flats around the coast in September, when all the birds are in their ash-grey winter plumage, some few of the adults still retaining a few of […]