Saturday, 15 September 2012

Godwits Galore

This week I visited Marshside RSPB at Southport on one of the better days for photography with good light and no rain.It was fairly quiet down at the main Sandgrounders area apart from a couple of wheatears in the compound.Up at Nel's hide however most of the large flock of black tailed godwits were present and many hundreds were right in front of the hide.The majority of the birds were in winter plumage but one or two individuals still had their rich breeding colours and made excellent subjects for the camera.One or two other visitors also showed well and I have included images of a young lapwing,a woodpigeon,a waterhen and a redshank which all showed off their plumage in the afternoon sun.Hope you enjoy this selection of images and thanks for looking in and enjoy your weekend.


  1. Excellent selection of images with your account of your Marshside visit Brian.

  2. Very nice post and amazing blog
    greetings joanca

  3. Always nice to visit Marshside Brian,some great close ups of the godwits again,particularly like the juv lapwing......