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.