Marbled Godwit at Dane County Wisconsin on August 11, 2015

I stopped on the way home from up north this afternoon at County V ponds to see if the Marbled Godwit that has been reported was still present. As I pulled up behind another birder in his car there, I got out and asked him. The kind birder showed me right where it was hanging out behind some vegetation, thank you! Moments later it came out and gave nice but distant views. It feed the time I was there probing in the muck. It remained far from the road but stayed pretty much out in the open. After awhile it took flight to the east, landed, but then a few minutes later I could not relocate the bird. I’m sure it was still there. A big thank you to who found this bird and reported it for others to see. It was a warm day with clouds and sun. Images were taken on August 11, 2015 in Dane County.

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Marbled Godwit

Binomial name: Limosa fedoa

Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Size: 18” long, 30” wing span

Weight: 13 oz

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Marbled Godwit with Lesser Yellowlegs in front

Probing for food!

Probing for food!

Probing for food!

Probing for food!

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Probing for food!

Probing for food!

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Takeoff with Killdeer in front, Lesser Yellowlegs to the left.

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After the flight around the pond, it lands!

After the flight around the pond, it lands!

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Marbled Godwit at Dane County Wisconsin on August 11, 2015

  1. Nan Wisherd says:

    Love the photos of the godwit in flight. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Nancy Nabak says:

    Keep getting out there and getting them for us, Jim! Verrrrry cool! : )

  3. Teddy says:

    look at that wingspan… wow

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