04 August 2009

FS 68278 LA Y,O(f); RA B,G comes to Newport by way of 3055

Got some information back on one of the colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwits that frequented Goldcliff a couple of weeks back. It was originally ringed in December 2008 640 km SSE of Goldcliff at Moëze-Oleron National Nature Reserve, Charente Maritime, France (for more information on the reserve and a chance to brush up on your Français click here).

Of course, in the intervening months it has probably flown up to Iceland and back. I wonder whether it popped in for tea with Jónsi Birgisson, Ólafur Arnalds, Jóhann Jóhannsson or any of those other clever musical bunnies,... I bet it did, islandica Black-tailed Godwits are famous for their good taste in Icelandic ambient post-rock classical ear-wormery.


Sam Bosanquet said...

More important than the Blackwit - I'm puzzled by the glaciers/snow beds on the map. Iceland, Norway and the Alps seem fine, as perhaps do Ben Nevis and a few other white blobs in Scotland. However, there appears to be a snowbed in Donegal, a few in the Southern Uplands and, a tad improbably, one in Cardiff. Worth tracking down in case of Ptarmigan for your Glamorgan list?

Darryl said...

I fear some clouds might be involved, of course, over Cardiff it might be the dust kicked up by another CBC vs. GBC scuffle :-)