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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Godwits and Knot - Lytham

We had a walk along the front at Lytham last weekend, there were lots of Black tailed Godwits and Knot quite close in but I didnt have the camera with me, so I went back a couple of days later when it was a lot quieter, hoping they still fed close in. When I arrived there was a flock of knot feeding right up against the sea wall, and the Godwits a little further out. I really wanted to get down to mud level to get a good side view rather than down on them, and the challenge was to get close enough without spooking them, it happened a couple of times but with a little patience pretty much got the shot I wanted, the light was tricky at times with the sun in and out of the clouds, but overall was pleased that they were still there.

The knot were in close to the sea wall so getting down at mud level was impossible.

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Too close and off they go!

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Nicely silouetted in the sun

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The Black tailed Godwits were a little further out, but by sitting tight and being patient they came closer.

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Chanced my arm and tried to creep in a bit closer but off they went

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A mixed flypast of Knot and BT Godwits.

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The mixed group settling to feed again

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