A hundred black-tailed godwits

Today [28 February 2011], again to the “Baillon’s crakes reserve”.

Though the water is not frozen, it is cold.

Grey lag geese, mallard and tufted ducks.

At the southern lake: Canada geese, shovelers and teal.

About a hundred black-tailed godwits calling, flying above the northern lake.

Northern lapwings. Black-headed, common, lesser black-backed and herring gulls.

An oystercatcher flying over the canal north of the reserve.

Two tufted ducks mating in a ditch.

A group of chaffinches at the northern meadow.

Shelducks, gadwall ducks, common pochard. Many teal.

A couple of Egyptian geese. A great crested grebe.

A white stork close to the railway.

Three redshanks standing in a rain puddle in the northern meadow. Like the black-tailed godwits (see also here and here and here), probably just back from their migration.

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