Sunday, 27 April 2014

Icelandic Tally 26-27 April 2014

More searching for Icelandic Vagrants on Sunday turned up a few more of the same species. Four Black-tailed Godwits present in the province is a record high for one year.  Below is the tally to date in order as discovered.

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (total 4)
two at Renews, Avalon Peninsula, 25-27 April
two at St. Paul's Inlet, Northern Peninsula, 27 April

EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER (total 17)
one Renews, Avalon Peninsula, 26-27 April
three Cape Race, Avalon Peninsula, 26 April
six St. John's airport, Avalon Peninsula, 26 April
two Sally's Cove, Northern Peninsula, 26-27 April
two Pouch Cove, Avalon Peninsula, 27 April
one Goulds, Avalon Peninsula, 27 April
two Ferryland, Avalon Peninsula, 27 April

Monday is a work day but there will be a team heading to Cape Bonavista and probably one to Cape Freels. We don't know yet what is out there between St. John's and Gros Morne National Park.

Couldn't resist a quick afternoon trip to see the godwits at Renews again this afternoon. Stunningly beautiful birds to have so tame and so rare. A couple snaps below.

Is there a more beautiful shorebird in the world? It has everything going for it - colour, size, shape, elegance, and style. 27 April at Renews, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland.

Worlds apart in character from the familiar American Golden Plover, the European GP is like a big robin hunting worms on pasture land. 27 April 2014 at Renews, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland.



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