Why do some Black-tailed Godwits wear colour-rings?

Originally posted on wadertales:
The birdwatchers at Cley provide daily observations of the colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwits that turn up on the site, revealing some fascinating stories and contributing massively to migration research. This blog was originally written for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s magazine, Tern. Flock of Black-tailed Godwits at Cley: Pat Wileman No two visits to Cley are the same; the birds change with the seasons… Continue reading Why do some Black-tailed Godwits wear colour-rings?

Godwits and godwiteers

Originally posted on wadertales:
This blog tells a few stories about individual colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwits and the ‘godwiteers’ who watch them on the estuaries of the east coast of England. They’re part of an international network of 2000 birdwatchers, contributing to some fascinating science.  The dots on graphs within scientific papers hide fascinating stories about individual birds. With the help of a small number of… Continue reading Godwits and godwiteers