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.
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.
Thank you so much 🙂 we see them in the winter months around Olhão and Faro.
It is rare to see Godwits, but the Marbled Godwits migrate to Florida and we see them sometimes but it is only 1 or 2 at a time. 🙂
I sure hope these endangered birds get some protection!
And lovely photos also fun to connect to a flashback from two years ago
they sure need it at the moment
They are gorgeous and smart birds, but they can’t keep up with the humanity destroying everything.
yes they are really struggling this year, lots of critical reports out as their numbers have fallen significantly this winter 🙁
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.
It is so sad, us humans have lots to answer for!
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
They look happy 🙂 What is their main diet?
Almost anything they can find in the mud – so earthworms, aquatic invertebrates, leeches and apparently even small fish!
Nature’s vacuum 🙂