Re: Curlews, godwits and canals

Subject: Re: Curlews, godwits and canals
From: Ronald Orenstein <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 23:24:05 -0500
>So why are the curlews first and the godwits last (if at all).  It's easy to
>speculate but surely any hypothesis to do with leg or bill length would
>apply to both!?  As the tide lowers, the curlews start leaving the roost in
>dribs and drabs, soon followed by the godwits who tend to leave in a
>consolidated whoooosh!

Just a guess: could it have something to do either with diurnal rhythms in
their prey species, or optimum times for use of sight vs. touch in hunting?
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