These birds stay together in groups and it is hard to get one on their own, let alone get close enough to photograph them.
The locals of Snell’s Beach leave these birds alone but I hid behind a tree to get this photo.
It looks like a very sensible bird. Godwits migrate from Russia or Alaska to New Zealand and back every year, and they fly with hardly any breaks nor food. They stop and refuel in China on the way there and back.
Godwits are birds of endurance and a testimony for determination.
Do you know about Godwits and do they migrate to your country?
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I have never seen this bird here where I live in Spain. And also in my home country Bulgaria. Wonderful photo Pam.
Most people don’t go to see this bird in New Zealand, but it is very precious. Thanks Elenka.
Never seen this one. So cool how he posed for you.
Thanks Carol, glad you like the Daddy Dotterel, he sees a few people including the bird lady I met that day.
Such a lovely capture! We have similar birds here, but I am not sure whether they are exactly the same ones.
It would be interesting to know if the Godwits live in your part of the world for a while too, but there are some that look like Godwits but are Knotts which is half the size and they are also migratory birds. Thanks for your comments Ellie.
One that’s found here for sure is black-tailed godwit.
That’s great to know Ellie…I better check the facts about Godwits..They are amazing birds. Thanks.
i don’t know this bird and I am pretty sure it does not make it to the US…
I don’t know. but I see some birds here like “heron” eating fish on the rice fields.
New Zealand seems to be a land of birds