Look out too for dunlins, knots, redshanks, bar-tailed godwits
, curlews and oystercatchers as they use their long thin beaks to winkle out worms and molluscs.
Baba Didi and the Godwits
Fly is a charming children's picturebook about the miracle of migratory flight.
Last week saw a big arrival of waders in the region, notably Black-tailed Godwits
returning from Iceland.
An estimated 600 wading birds on the reserve have seen their nests and breeding attempts destroyed, including almost two-fifths of England and Wales's lowland snipe, as well as redshank, lapwing and rare blacktailed godwits
Grey whales from Mexico, terns from Antarctica, godwits
from New Zealand, snow geese from Mexico, white cranes from China, caribou from Canada, Alaskan walrus, Norwegian herring--they all head north, following coastlines, crossing varied topography, until they find sea lanes through the breaking ice or flowering pasture under the long days of sunlight.
The lagoons fill with sea-water on particularly high tides and have been restored to help wetland wildlife such as black- tailed godwits
, whimbrel, curlew, redshank, greenshank, spotted redshank and little egret.
Our terns and sand martins may have left us for warmer climes, but we have seen the return of black tailed godwits
, lapwing and curlew, skeins of geese are appearing in the skies and the whistle of the widgeon is audible.
In March 2007, 12 bar-tailed godwits
labeled "E7" in New Zealand were tagged for the first time with satellite GPS tracking devices to monitor their activities.
are a relatively new arrival but have risen from a few hundred in the 1980s to about 6,000 now.
The following individual (migratory) birds from the cradle to the grave through small channels and new satellite and internet technology in the context of the research to interpret the migratory behavior of knots, spoonbills and black-tailed godwits
in terms of the interaction between genetic information and contextual information (on food availability, predators and of parents and peers learned routines).
For VIPs, read light-bellied Brent geese, barnacle geese and pink-footed geese as well as wigeon, grey plovers and bar-tailed godwits
Juvenile ruff, little ringed plover and lots of black-tailed godwits