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Landing Godwit

Landing Godwit
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Copyright: Mark Mowbray (Gameangler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 45] (702)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-15 12:35
Viewed: 3231
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Godwit image. This time one coming in to land.

Latin name - Limosa lapponica

Family - Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)

Overview - A long-billed, long-legged wading bird which visits UK shores for the winter. Most usually seen in its grey-brown winter plumage, birds in spring may show their full rich chestnut breeding plumage. In flight it shows a white patch stretching from the rump up the back, narrowing to a point. It breeds in the Arctic of Scandinavia and Siberia and hundreds of thousands of them pass through the UK, on their way further south, or stop off here for the winter.

Where to see them - Largest numbers occur on large estuaries - the Wash, Thames, Ribble, Dee, Humber, Solway and Forth estuaries, and Lough Foyle for example.

When to see them - Highest numbers are seen here between November and February, with numbers starting to build in July and August and falling off in March and April. Small numbers of non-breeding birds can be seen throughout the summer.

What they eat - Worms, snails and insects.

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Hallo Mark
Superb image. A great capture with wonderful colours and detail, especially on the opened wings. Pleasant composition, great point of view and the natural sunlight in the image is just great. A very nice action photo. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-02-15 14:16]

Hi Mark
very nice pose, compo and low pov
even the catchlight is there

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