Black-tailed Godwit – 1894

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. Mr. Tracy merely remarks that it is “scarce,” without giving particulars of occurrences. It is included by Mr. Mathias in his list, and Sir Hugh Owen informs us that he has shot it at Goodwick

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and it’s Islands

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