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Motus Bar-tailed Godwits 'hits'


Two different Bar-tailed Godwits originally tagged heading north in the spring in The Netherlands by Wageningen University & Research have been tracked by the Motus tower at Landguard on their autumn migration south. The second of these is shown above. It was tracked leaving the Dutch coast  near Texel yesterday and travelled the 275 km to Landguard in 3 hrs 35 mins at 76 km/hr. Hopefully both of these birds will be picked up by Motus towers further south. 

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