A sattagged Black-tailed Godwit recently arrived from Iceland, has been recorded on the mudflats in front of Stanny farm and also on the mudflat areas of the old Hazelwood Marshes. There are at least two studies working on the icelandic race of Black-tailed Godwits. We are involved in one of the projects (run by Pete Potts from Hampshire), and colour ring Blackwits at Stanny – our birds are also members of the icelandic race. Vorsabaer (the sattagged bird) was seen as a failed breeder in iceland this summer so probably moved south quite early in her annual cycle.
If you would like to know more about the project from which Vorsabaer an example, the look at the Dutch ‘King of the Meadows’ website where you can trace many of the sattagged birds. Follow the seasonal migrations of Black-tailed Godwits on: http://volg.keningfanegreide.nl/
A lot of it is in English – bless ’em