Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Black-tailed Godwit: this photograph may not be used without permission.

Bangpu Recreation Center is a bird haven and one can never be disappointed for a day trip. There is just so much to see from Herons to Kingfishers, Raptors to small birds on the trees, and when winter has come, migratory birds. The Godwits are fascinating birds to watch, they are not solitary birds, they are gregarious and in numbers is their strength of survival. They are just so many and finding other species among them can be a chore. I am just lucky to have this Black-tailed Godwit to be a little away from the others and in fact it was in the middle of them, so it means it was in a circle of Godwits.

I had to take my shots as fast as I could, in a little moment, one or two Godwits will be joining it or it can also go to the flock. Thanks for the hides at Bangpu, without them, it can be difficult in taking photographs of this big yet shy birds. They always keep a good safe distance from people, when come near them, they just fly a little bit away enough for them to feel safe.

Breeding in Europe, Iceland, and some areas in Central Asia, some Black-Tailed Godwits winter here in Thailand and some Southeast Asian countries. The winter plumage looks dull and mono toned colours on the feathers and it is different from breeding plumage which is more saturated in browns and some orange or brown. We are glad to have them here and it is always a pleasure watching them.

Bangpu Recreation Center, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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