Sunday, 8 April 2012

Godwit's at Newton Marsh.

After doing my duty on saturday morning taking mother dear mother to the hairdressers and the better half to a farmers market in Preston I got back home to go on my compture when all of a sudden the sun broke through.Rushing to get my gear I set of to Newton Marsh to see what was about.A couple of dozen widgeon and teal were still about,plenty of shellduck,mallards,coots and moorhen,I counted 9 male shoveler unusually high for this time of year and a pair of tufted duck not common on the marsh.Plenty of nesting lapwing with good numbers of redshank and singing skylark,mamals present were 2 hares.A flock of about 40 blacktailed godwits were distant on the pools,but fortunately for me ther were 2 by the roadside,one in lovely summer plumage and I managed to capture some images of this beautiful bird.A very enjoyable couple of hours.I have posted a few of my better efforts below.







4 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

Excellent images of the stunning Black-tailed Godwit it its equally stunning summer coat Martin.

Nice pic - in one of your earlier posts - of the only female Stonechat on Clougha to date this year as far as my observations can tell.

Brian Rafferty said...

Martin. BT Godwits are really stunning in breeding plumage and this one posed very nicely for you.Definitely better now with the larger images.

RAY said...

Beautiful photos Martin, again very sharp .

Geoff Gradwell said...

Super images Martin
best
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