Unlike Black Tailed Godwits you never see that many pictures of Bar Tailed Godwits. The reason is pretty simple. Bar Tailed Godwits feed exclusively on mudflats principly on the tide line and then roost in the most inaccesible place they can find! Hence you never really get that close to them!
But luckily Ian Dickey was in the right place at the right time yesterday and secured this blogs first ever picture of a Bar Tailed Godwit! Ian charges us £10 per picture but this week we are pleased to cough up. We are hoping that he will get us a picture of a Slender Billed Curlew next although that wouldn't be a first for the blog!
Thanks to Ian for the photo!