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September 2011

 Posted by on September 1, 2011  Carsington Bird Club
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CBC – Outdoor Events Programme for 2011/12

Tuesday September 20th 2011 – Hognaston Village Hall from 7.30pm
‘The History of Birdwatching Part 2 – 1939 onwards’ by Peter Gibbon (the ‘long-awaited’ sequel !!).  Entrance £2 members and £2.50 non-members.


Bird of the Month for September – Bar-tailed Godwit ( Limosa lapponica )

A long-billed, long-legged wading bird which visits UK shores for the winter. Most usually seen in its grey-brown winter plumage, birds in spring may show their full rich chestnut breeding plumage. In flight it shows a white patch stretching from the rump up the back, narrowing to a point. It breeds in the Arctic of Scandinavia and Siberia and hundreds of thousands of them pass through the UK, on their way further south, or stop off here for the winter. Click here for more details.

They have AMBER Status.

 

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