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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.

Ron

Tags: Nature Birds Waders Pensthorpe Pets and captive animals Maiwand

Voters: andylea, Derek_Fearn, tomcat and 80 more

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Comments


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

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
16 Apr 2013 7:46PM
Wonderful Capture!!- Superb!!
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
16 Apr 2013 7:47PM
Wow, a stunning image, love the colours and the lightGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 8:06PM
A beautiful shot
Ju
johnke 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
5 218 40 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!
Johanna
16 Apr 2013 8:46PM
superb
16 Apr 2013 8:46PM
An excellent image and capture Ron Smile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
16 Apr 2013 8:54PM
Super capture Ron - nice little corner of shells in the frame too.Smile
Brian.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 9:04PM
They really don't get any better than this Ron
Lillian
16 Apr 2013 9:08PM
Super shot Ron - beautiful bird taken in beautiful light. Lou
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2013 9:33PM
Lovely crisp image Ron, pops out beautifully against the background
David
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
16 Apr 2013 9:37PM
Lovely image Ron.

Ken
16 Apr 2013 9:40PM
Excellent capture Ron,
Fred.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
16 Apr 2013 10:18PM
Superb image.
Joan.
17 Apr 2013 3:01AM
A superb capture and in such good light.......Sandy
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
17 Apr 2013 6:13AM
An excellent capture, Ron, fine detail in the plumage. Carol
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
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 72 England
17 Apr 2013 7:38AM
Thanks very much everyone.
Ron
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 8:08AM
A very good capture.
Ray42 8 3 England
17 Apr 2013 8:11AM
What a cracker of a shot Ron
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
17 Apr 2013 1:03PM
Great portrait of this wader.
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 1:55PM
Beautiful,

Ali Grin
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 4:36PM
Wonderful image Ron.
Brian
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 4:59PM
Cracking shot, Ron razor sharp.

Ray
Mike_Smith Plus
9 314 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 6:35PM
Cracking image Ron
1881 4 India
17 Apr 2013 7:05PM
Great shot.


SANJEEV ===============
17 Apr 2013 7:24PM
Wonderful capture and presentation !
George
LexEquine 10 19 United States
18 Apr 2013 7:14PM
Wonderful & Lovely Wildlife Shot ~ Peter
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
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 72 England
19 Apr 2013 9:43AM
Thanks for your continued support.
Ron
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
19 Apr 2013 11:51PM
Lovely pose, detail and clarity, Ron - those soft sepia tones are stunning.
Sylvia
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
20 Apr 2013 3:06PM
Great Shot Ron, oh to be this close to one.
Voted Wink
Richard
Glostopcat 10 255 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 4 4 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 10:55PM
Stunning clarity RonSmile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 9:59PM
Beautiful
DonMc 8 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 8:15PM
Nothing I can say that's not been said already Ron, cracking image!SmileSmileWink
Don

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