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Black-tailed godwit

January update on the Black-tailed Godwit

This time of year is one of the best times for people to see Black-tailed Godwits in the UK. During the autumn and winter months our coasts and wetlands support wintering populations of around 43,000 Black-tailed Godwits. These are birds that breed up in Iceland and spend the non-breeding season with us here in the...

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Update from the Black-tailed Godwits

Well, the Black-tailed Godwits have made their way back to the fens for another breeding season and the fens are once again alive with the sound of Lapwings, Redshank and Snipe. But, unfortunately, over at the Nene Washes it has been a challenging start to the season for the UK’s most important breeding population of...

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Introducing Black-tailed Godwits

Black-tailed Godwits are beautiful, large, wading birds. In the summer, they have bright orange-brown chests and bellies, but in winter they’re more grey-brown. Their most distinctive features are their long beaks and legs, and the black and white stripes on their wings.

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