Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Hudsonian Godwit

As I may have mentioned before, my son has an interest in birds. These were seen in Wainwright Field in South Portland on 7 October.  According to BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, this "large, graceful sandpiper...undertakes a remarkable annual migration from its tundra breeding grounds in Alaska and Canada all the way to extreme southern South America."

That's a flight equal to roughly 16,000km - one way. Imagine what they see.

9 comments:

  1. Wow! That's an amazing journey they take. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. That's one end of the earth to the other!

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  3. It's a beautiful and amazing bird!! Long may their magnificent migration continue in peace! Take care
    x

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  4. This reminds me of that movie The Big Year about bird photography. Fun to remember either way. Thanks for the fun post. Looked through your page and enjoyed what I saw. Looking forward to following your blog and seeing what else you write.

    - Matt @ smokeandrain.blogspot.com

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  5. That's a long migration! It always amazes me that birds know to migrate and other animals know to hibernate. Nature is an amazing thing!

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  6. Stopped in to say Happy Sunday. Groovy little birds there. Have a great week and thanks for the comment about my new header. That's Nutella stuffed French toast with icing sugar sprinkled on top. So yummy.

    Cheers and Eat Well.

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  7. Oh the stories they could tell.

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