These are phenomenal birds and crazy as far as the migration ability goes. They have three subspecies and one of them - the Bar-tailed Godwit are known to migrate 11,000 km from Alaska to New-Zealand in a single, non-stop, 8 day flight. I have never seen them - but hope to see them sometime. Meanwhile coming back to the bird at hand - the Black-tailed Godwit, it is a fairly large (42 cm), have orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey in winter with distinctive black and white wing bar at all times.
|Perfect disagreement... Black-tailed Godwit|
|Showing off the Black Tail...|
|Saw these birds for the first time and in their hundreds...|
|One more good picture that I had and wanted to share.|
|A close up of this beautiful bird...|