Black-tailed Godwit.

Black-tailed godwits are a large wader. In winter they are rather dull and grey in colour. Now as we approach the summer they colour up their chests and bellies become a bright orangey-brown

They have distinctive long beaks and legs.

Wintering numbers in the UK are about 44,000 birds from the Icelandic population.

Black-tailed godwits breeding range stretching from Iceland to the far east of Russia. 

A film of Godwits on the River Hamble. (filmed into the sun so not as good quality as I would have liked)

followed by stills taken from the film.

5 thoughts on “Black-tailed Godwit.

  1. I enjoyed the photos you took from the video. They certainly are interesting birds to watch. I found the information about these birds very interesting. That orange brown color makes these birds look quite beautiful.

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