Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Marbled Godwits

Marbled Godwits Limosa fedoa
Imperial Beach, CA
9 September 2013

    The following images, sent to me by my good friend Leslie McCollum of Imperial Beach, CA brought back vivid memories of several visits to this area of Southern California, where at certain times of the year this species is very common. When one sees the sheer numbers of Marbled Godwits on the beach it almost seems odd that it is such a rarity here. Kudos to Leslie for great photographs.

Marbled Godwits with Willets Tringa semipalmata and Heermann's Gulls Larus heermanni
The surf breaking on godwits and Willets
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus with Willets

Six Marbled Godwits in the Pacific Ocean
Two godwits, one capturing a sand crab
Godwits and Willets

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