Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A Godwit and a Redshank






A couple of obliging waders in their winter 'drabness' from my recent trip to the Norfolk coast. The birds seem a lot more 'confiding' at Titchwell than they do at other sites. Redshank normally fly off at the slightest hint of anything and Godwits tend to follow pretty quickly, but here they were quite happy feeding quite closely to the coast path.

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  1. I suppose one simply has to go out of the way to see such birds. (Sigh....)
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    1. Hi Bazza,
      Redshank are pretty common birds, even inland, I am sure there is somewhere near you that will have them. Black-tailed Godwits are a bit trickier, they are pretty scarce breeders, I am lucky in the fact that there is a breeding site very close to Peterborough. Go to the East coast at this time of year and you will see both in good numbers, along with a lot of other waders.
      J

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  2. These are both delightful species to see, even in their drab state:)

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    1. They are indeed Tammy, thank you.
      J

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  3. HI John..I love these kind of birds with the long bills , I don't really know why!!
    I have a few carved of wood replicators of these types!!
    He is a lovely one!
    Thanks for your comments on my posts much appreciated!
    Grace

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    1. Wading birds are attractive in all sorts of ways, not just the long bills (to me anyway!).
      You are more than welcome, thank you for yours, they are always appreciated. :)
      J

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  4. Couple of good birds John.
    Titchwell certainly has a good, obliging variety to offer.

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    1. Thanks Keith, Titchwell is a great place, would be better without all the people! ;)
      J

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  5. Lovely captures John, I have never been there but would love to go one day.

    Beautiful photos of the Pectoral Sandpiper on the last post, a great bird to see!

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    1. Thank you Jan,
      It's well worth a visit, you will have to make a week-end of it at some point and visit Cley as well!
      J

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  6. We saw our first Red Shank at RSPB Conwy at the weekend, our pictures were no where near as good as yours though.

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    1. Hi Heather,
      I am sure that isn't true, but 'Thank you'. Nice birds to see, although my Mum isn't very keen on their calls, bit noisy!
      J

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  7. Lovely birds and great reflections too.

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    1. Thanks Gillian, I got lucky with the light, which wasn't that great!
      J

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  8. Greetings John,

    My good friend, I always visit your site and leave with a sense of our shared appreciation of the wonders of nature. As per usual, this superb article, with corresponding photos of such wondrous birds, has been a most positive distraction. I thank you.

    May you have a peaceful, positive weekend.

    Gary

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    1. Hi Gary,
      My thanks for your positive and too kind comment. I am glad that in some way my humble blog helps create a positive feeling to you.
      I hope your weekend is full of positivity and hopefully a slice of peace and tranquility!
      J

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