Marbled Godwit

Limosa fedoa

ML74208501


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Willie D'Anna
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eBird Checklist S15196037
Tonawanda WMA--Ruddy Marsh (West)
Niagara, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 43.1229, -78.4875 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Observation details

Spotted by Bill Watson. Here is an excerpt from a report I did for the BOS, which was accepted: "As the three of us were scoping the many shorebirds here, Bill stated "I think I have a Marbled Godwit." I soon found the bird and we were able to study it as it fed and preened for a lengthy period. It was larger than all the other shorebirds here with a very long slightly upturned bill, rather long legs, and a chunky body. The bill was relatively much longer than that of a Greater Yellowlegs. In flight the wings appeared long and somewhat pointed. The plumage was fairly uniform overall, appearing brownish buff with darker markings above and unmarked buff below. The underside of the wings was more cinnamon in color than the rest of the plumage. The tail showed thin dark bars. There was no noticeable white anywhere in the plumage. The bill was two-toned - reddish on the basal half and dark on the distal half. The legs were dark."

Technical Information

Model
E4500
f-stop
f/4.9
Focal length
19.5 mm
Shutter speed
5/2142 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
182KB
Dimensions
519 x 364

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