Godwits looking up

Two years ago I was sharing the tale of a tail, and I thought I would revisit today with some improved photographic squares as part of Flashback Friday and SquareUp.

These Godwits may have looked up to keep an eye on us, however things are certainly not looking up for this wonderful wader birds. Thanks to climate change and human actions their habitats are fast disappearing in Portugal and elsewhere in the world. Consequently so are the birds. There are some brilliant projects such as Project Godwit, trying to ensure they don’t disappear, but the prospects are not looking great for them. No wonder the birds themselves are also trying to improve their odds – just check out the post below on this day two years ago.

A tale of a tail

and the cunning plan of the Black-tailed Godwits in Portugal

Author: BeckyB

It had been a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, blogging, and best of all spending time with MrB, family, & friends. Sadly it no longer is. Suddenly and unexpectedly I have become a widow.

43 thoughts

  1. These are great photos and I love the heads deep in ‘thought’ in the water. We have not seen godwits in this part of the Algarve but near Doñana.

    1. yes they are really struggling this year, lots of critical reports out as their numbers have fallen significantly this winter 🙁

  2. I am not familiar with this bird here where I live but I find it incredibly sad that their habitat is disappearing. I am a nature photographer and have seen changes over the years which both are sad and are puzzling. Thank you for sharing the godwits. Now I will do some research to find out about them.

      1. Yes. But I will not include myself in that group for I have for years assisted Mother with my organic gardens on our property. And I feed the birds, the feral cats who come to the barn next door, and I bring an apple and carrots to the horse in the barn every day. I also care for special needs cats who are my babies. Oh yes I do so much because I love Mother so much! And there you have it. SMILE! xo

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