Hudsonian Godwit in Altona this morning

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Subject: Hudsonian Godwit in Altona this morning
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 09:22:48 +1000
I had good views of the Hudsonian Godwit again at the mouth of Laverton Ck this 
morning. It was with the same two Bar-tailed Godwits, one reddish, one not.

As well as having a well defined bib compared to the similar coloured 
Bar-tailed, its supercilium does not extend behind its eye.  It also appears to 
limp when it walks.

After watching the right bird this time, from about 7.20, I had a quick glimpse 
of the underwing after about an hour.  20 minutes later it flew for 10 seconds 
or so, and I had clear views of both under and upper wings and tail.

The bird was still there when I left at about 9am.

Peter Shute

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