Swale Wader Group

 

In near perfect conditions, a COVID-secure team of six caught 73 birds at Harty.

BATGO BYW RNRColour-ringed Black-tailed GodwitThe catch comprised:

  • 29 Dunlin plus 1 retrap (all but three were juvenile); 3 of these had very short bills
  • 27 Redshank (13 adults and 14 juveniles)
  • 6 Knot 6 (all juveniles)
  • 5 Black-tailed Godwit 5 (all adults); these were colour-ringed as part of the ongoing project
  • 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 3 (all juveniles)
  • 1 Grey Plover (adult)
  • 1 Shelduck (juvenile)

Four of the five Black-tailed Godwits were recorded at the next high tide at Oare.