Monday, March 5, 2012
Reddening Black-tailed Godwit!
This Black-tailed Godwit is beginning to gain its summer plumage and, at this moment in time, it stands out in the midst of the rest of the flock. In 'Birds Britannica' Mark Cocker describes the breeding plumage of the 'Blackwit' as 'a striking chequerwork of black, white and brick-red, and dense pre-migration flocks can form sumptuous pools of colour against the lush spring vegetation.' With a large flock wintering just down the road from where I live, here's one person who's hoping to witness some 'sumptuous pools of colour' over the coming weeks!!