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Bird identity - Black-Tailed Godwit?

By fcast
I know the photo is not up to much but am i right in identifying it as a Black-Tailed Godwit
according to the RSPB website it breeds mainly in East Anglia and also Shetland, so whats it doing in Washington wetlands?
excuse my ignorance if its something common i am no expert Smile

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: stuart1963, richmowil, MD2009 and 6 more


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BrianSS 9 383 38 England
19 Jul 2013 11:54AM
Well I'm no expert either but looking at pics. on 'tinternet it looks as though it could be.

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
19 Jul 2013 1:34PM
Definitely a Black Tailed Godwit Frank. Looks like it will be an early passage bird. Give 6-10 weeks or so and they may be around in larger numbers off and on!! I got it yesterday!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
dont no but lovely shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
fcast 3 10
19 Jul 2013 8:32PM
Thanks for the comments, glad you got as well Bill
it was on the other side of the lake when i was there and i didn't have the reach so i hope its in a better location next time I'm there
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 5:21PM
He looks splendid too; nice shot.
Ju

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