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Black Tailed Godwit

By Maiwand
Black Tailed Godwit (limosa limosa)
The Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.
This one is a captive bird shot at the Pensthorpe reserve a few months ago.

My most grateful thanks to all who gave time to vote/comment on the Scarlet Ibis.


Tags: Nature Birds Waders Pensthorpe Pets and captive animals Maiwand

Voters: andylea, Derek_Fearn, tomcat and 80 more

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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 7:41PM
brilliant detail wonderful colour and light ron a stunner nice one Wink

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
16 Apr 2013 7:46PM
Wonderful Capture!!- Superb!!
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
16 Apr 2013 7:47PM
Wow, a stunning image, love the colours and the lightGrinGrin
16 Apr 2013 8:06PM
A beautiful shot
johnke Plus
3 223 15
16 Apr 2013 8:12PM
A fantastic image and captured in its own environment, a quality pin sharp shot.....John
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
16 Apr 2013 8:16PM
wow that is a fantastic capture. the light is gorgeous..
16 Apr 2013 8:39PM
Limosa limosa - what a lovely name for this lovely bird. Such a good image!
16 Apr 2013 8:46PM
An excellent image and capture Ron Smile
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
16 Apr 2013 8:54PM
Super capture Ron - nice little corner of shells in the frame too.Smile
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 9:04PM
They really don't get any better than this Ron
16 Apr 2013 9:08PM
Super shot Ron - beautiful bird taken in beautiful light. Lou
16 Apr 2013 9:33PM
Lovely crisp image Ron, pops out beautifully against the background
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
16 Apr 2013 9:37PM
Lovely image Ron.

16 Apr 2013 9:40PM
Excellent capture Ron,
6 9 10 England
16 Apr 2013 10:18PM
Superb image.
17 Apr 2013 3:01AM
A superb capture and in such good light.......Sandy
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
17 Apr 2013 6:13AM
An excellent capture, Ron, fine detail in the plumage. Carol
17 Apr 2013 6:22AM
What lovely detailed photo of this beauty Ron !! Very well taken - and thanx for the interesting info on it too Smile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
17 Apr 2013 7:38AM
Thanks very much everyone.
CaroleS Plus
5 361 3 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 8:08AM
A very good capture.
17 Apr 2013 8:11AM
What a cracker of a shot Ron
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
17 Apr 2013 1:03PM
Great portrait of this wader.
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 1:55PM

Ali Grin
17 Apr 2013 4:36PM
Wonderful image Ron.
rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 4:59PM
Cracking shot, Ron razor sharp.

Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 6:35PM
Cracking image Ron
17 Apr 2013 7:05PM
Great shot.

SANJEEV ===============
Wonderful capture and presentation !
LexEquine 9 19 United States
18 Apr 2013 7:14PM
Wonderful & Lovely Wildlife Shot ~ Peter
19 Apr 2013 9:32AM
Fine image of the Godwit Ron. Quite a few around our way on Leighton Moss at the moment.Paul
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
19 Apr 2013 9:43AM
Thanks for your continued support.
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
19 Apr 2013 11:51PM
Lovely pose, detail and clarity, Ron - those soft sepia tones are stunning.
MossyOak Plus
4 22 15 England
20 Apr 2013 3:06PM
Great Shot Ron, oh to be this close to one.
Voted Wink
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
20 Apr 2013 7:58PM
A splendid shot of this elegant, long legged wading bird Ron, up to your usual consistently high standards
User_Removed 3 4 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 10:55PM
Stunning clarity RonSmile
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:59PM
17 May 2013 8:15PM
Nothing I can say that's not been said already Ron, cracking image!SmileSmileWink

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