Champions of the Flyway!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Black-tailed Godwits - Filey Dams, 18th July 2020

Shorebird migration is kicking in wonderfully here in Filey over the last few days, and when the forecast is for showers, it often pays to sit tight at a local wetland and see what drops in. I spent a while at the Dams (YWT reserve) yesterday afternoon and had the privilege of watching no fewer than 63 (!) stunning Black-tailed Godwits pit-stop for a while on their way south, from Iceland, joining a single already-present (and very happy) bird for a snack, wash and brush-up. A site record and a real thrill.... keep the sound up for their excited yipping!