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Old Friday 13th July 2018, 21:16   #1
Mike Tom
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Godwits

Took these at Frampton Marsh a week or so ago. Are they Black tailed Godwilts and how would a Bar tailed Godwit look different
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Old Friday 13th July 2018, 21:31   #2
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Yep, Blackwits.


Barwit is a stockier bird, with slightly shorter legs, and a faintly upturned bill (not totally straight).
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Old Friday 13th July 2018, 21:53   #3
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Yep, Blackwits.


Barwit is a stockier bird, with slightly shorter legs, and a faintly upturned bill (not totally straight).
I would go a bit further and say 'significantly' shorter legs. Plus the upperparts of bar-tails are always streaky.

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