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Blagdon Lake Birds

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica lapponica

(Very rare PM)

  • Three, not aged, April 1907 (D. Carr). See note 1 below.
  • Observed, 1933 (D. Carr).
  1. Three, not aged, 27th Sep. 1937 (C.H. Kaye, E.G. Bird).
  2. Three, not aged, 31st Aug. 1964 (K.L. Fox) & presumed same 2nd Sep. (E.M. Palmer).
  3. One, not aged, 20th-29th Sep. 1973.
  4. Three, not aged, 27th Sep. to 5th Oct. 1975.
  5. One, not aged, 3rd & 11th July 1976.
  6. One, not aged, 15th Sep. 1979.
  7. One, not aged, 4th Sep. 1989.
  8. One, juvenile, 2nd-8th Sep. 2001 (N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  9. One, not aged, 11th Sep. 2004 (A.H. Davis, R.M. Curber, N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  10. One, juvenile, 19th Dec. 2013 (N.R. Milbourne).
  11. One, presumed adult, 11th-17th Nov. 2016 (R. Higgins, N.R. Milbourne et al.).
  12. One, adult, 14th Nov. 2022 (P. & C. Delve, N.R. Milbourne).


Note 1: Donald Carr wrote "could have shot three last week" in his list dated 21st April 1907. 


Bibliography (sources of information):

  1. Blaythwayt, Rev F.L. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1937. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  2. Davis, A.H. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 2001. Avon Ornithological Group.
  3. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1964. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  4. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1964. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  5. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1973. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  6. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1975. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  7. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1976. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  8. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.) Avon Bird Report, 2004. Avon Ornithological Group.
  9. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1989. Avon Ornithological Group.
  10. Youdale, G. (ed.). Bird News, Sep. 1979. Bristol Ornithological Club.
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