Thursday, August 20, 2009

Godwit in the Setting Sun

Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa in the setting sun; Tijuana Estuary Preserve. These guys breed in the grasslands of the Northern U.S. and Canada where they survive mostly on bugs. However, they spend their Winters along the California coast and on down into Northern South America. This one apparently decided to stay in Southern California over the summer and can be seen hunting for food in the sand.

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