The Eastern Bar-Tailed Godwits are a much loved part of the
Canterbury coast. Godwits (Kuaka) are large brown wading birds that
visit our shores every year travelling long distances to get here in time
for our summer. Godwits breed and feed in the 24hour daylight of
the Alaskan summer before undertaking a record non-stop migratory
flight south to New Zealand's coastline.
This godwit was captured in the Avon Heathcote Estuary this afternoon about to capture a crab.
- Canon EOS 7D