Hudsonian Godwit in Altona, opinions please

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Hudsonian Godwit in Altona, opinions please
From: Joe Gilmour <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 08:59:12 +1000
Peter Shute wrote:
Thanks, Joe. Without having examined your photos closely I'd say it looks like 
the same three birds, and the Hudsonian is the same one people have told me is 
the most likely bird, the one with the more strongly demarcated bib.

On rechecking my photos, I found one showing that bird to have a black tail.

Where and when were those photos taken?

Peter Shute
Hi Peter,

It was just before 11:30 on Monday the 8th of June, Queens birthday. I'd been looking for a little while and then saw them on the other side of some water on the edge of a large sand bar. This was all on the south side of the entrance of the Laverton river. I sat for about half an hour getting a wet bum hoping that I'd see the tell tail under wing pattern and I'd given up, I got up to leave and thought I'd grab a couple more shots and then it just stretched. A nice surprise.



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