Sunday, October 14, 2012

Black-tailed Godwit

This Black-tailed Godwit was at Chincoteague NWR late afternoon on Oct 5th...another, or perhaps the same one, was there several weeks ago...these represent the first, or first two birds for Virginia. Several of us watched for more than an hour...including those who found it in the morning (it was always near the Marbled Godwit at left) before it bathed and preened actively, finally flying a few feet and showing the white wing linings.

Brian Taber