This week’s photo, taken September 5, 2015 in the marina at Westport, WA, features a couple dozen of the hundreds of MARBLED GODWITS that were packed tightly together on shore when our boat returned to the harbor at the end of our day-long pelagic bird trip.
MARBLED GODWITS are large shorebirds that feed by probing their long bills into mudflats along coastal waters, in search of food. This large flock is most likely migrating south, with plans to winter in California, Mexico or possibly as far south as South America. In the spring, they will return to Canada to breed.
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