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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Dipper. And the Red-crested Turaco by Callum on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Friday, 28 June 2013

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Lovely waders.
Black-tailed Godwits are large wading birds. In summer, they have bright orangey-brown chests and bellies, but in winter they’re more greyish-brown. Their most distinctive features are their long beaks and legs, and the black and white stripes on their wings. Female black-tailed godwits are bigger and heavier than the males, with a noticeably longer beak (which helps the sexes to avoid competing for food with each other). They’re very similar to bar-tailed godwits, which breed in the Arctic. Black-taileds have longer legs, and bar-taileds don’t have striped wings. As the names suggest, the tail patterns are different, too. (RSPB)








46 comments:

  1. wat een heerlijke serie weer Bob en wat is hij mooi.

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  2. Prachtige serie!! Succes met fotografie.

    Groet, Pieter

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  3. Excellent set of Blackwit shots Bob...looking good in their summer outfits!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, and I do like your new header.

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  4. love the strong russet colors here!

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  5. ces oiseaux sont magnifiques avec le long bec
    tes photos sont splendides BOB tu peux continuer de nous faire rêver et chez toi la nature est belle je trouve
    merci BOB et bonne soirée

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  6. gorgeous images ! never seen such a bird !
    you could write a book of birds,
    with all your wonderful shots inside !

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  7. What the first commenter said...not actually. That rich brown sable color is something to parade around!

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    1. Yes, lovely colouring they have got.

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  8. Cracking shots Bob.
    They look splendid at this time of year.

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  9. Fico feliz em perceber que certas pessoas, como nós,
    têm a capacidade de reconstruir para recomeçar.
    Isso é sinal de garra e de luta, é saber viver, é tirar o
    melhor de todos os passageiros.
    Agradeço a Deus por você fazer parte da minha viagem,
    e por mais que nossos assentos não estejam lado a lado, com certeza,
    o vagão é o mesmo.
    Agradeço a você por sua amizade tão especial,
    e por me fazer sentir que sou alguém
    com quem você se importa.
    Deus abençoe poderosamente seu final
    de semana.
    Beijos no coração afagos na sua Alma:Evanir.

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  10. BOB bonsoir je n'arrive pas à t'écrire sur ton adresse alors je viens ici
    le mur et bien
    avec des pierres
    et du ciment et mes 10 doigts aussi
    bonne soirée

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    1. Your work is never ending, ciao France.

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  11. Bob, what an amazing bird! Great captures!

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  12. Preciosa serie Bob,enhorabuena.Un abrazo

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  13. Hola Bob bellas imagenes de la Limosa.Un abrazo

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  14. Gorgeous series of this Black- Tailed Godwit , Bob .

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  15. Hi Bob! Great work again. Hope you get a wonderful weekend!

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  16. un ave preciosa y unas magníficas fotografías. Un abrazo,

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  17. Such a beautiful bird Bob!!
    Magnificent shots!!!Great photography!!!
    Dimi..

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  18. utrolig! fantastiske bilder.

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  19. a different look... beautiful bird...

    thanks

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  20. Bob this Gruto steals my heart I love this bird! You have beautifully put him in a true picture show!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  21. Every time I look at your pictures, Bob, I enjoy the excellent quality. Always sharp and with beautiful colors. This is again an amazing serie. Very well done. Greetings, Joke

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  22. Hi Bob,
    Beautiful pictures of the Godwit, the colors and sharpness are really great.
    Kind regards, Irma

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    1. Great Irma, yours are also fantastic.

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  23. I love the colours on this beauty. Fine shots, Bob.

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  24. Wow!!! Just beautiful. What a colors.. Congrats Bob..

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    1. That is terrific coming from you,thanks Ana.

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  25. HI Bob These shots are superb. The colours of these Black tailed Godwits in their breeding plumage is stunning and your photography is second to none, as usual. Have a great weekend. Margaret

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  26. VERY BEAUTIFULLY MADE bob*********

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  27. Superb Bob, you disappeared from my reading list. I don't know why but I've put myself back on it.

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  28. Lieber Bob,
    eine sensationelle Serie. Danke dafür.
    Einen lieben Wochenendgruß schickt dir
    Irmi

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  29. ¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

    Gosto de vir ao seu blog porque aprendo e fico conhecendo pássaros e aves que nunca vi.
    Gostei muito do vídeo.

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ¸.•°❤❤♫° ·.

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  30. Magnificent shots of this beautiful shore bird!
    Brilliant Bob!

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  31. I like the ripples around the bird!

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