Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sunday Stills-Birds (January 26th)


This gives a good introduction to the birds in New Zealand.







I am showing the Godwits again, because this was such a rare occasion that you see these birds from Siberia in flight.

I have to show the Godwits, in case you see them, and they tell you about meeting me in New Zealand. The Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae, which breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions of the Old World.[2] It makes the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal, 11,680 kilometres (7,258 mi) along a route from Alaska to New Zealand.[3]





The gannets are migratory birds from Australia.







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13 comments:

Marydon said...

Awesome pictures, Ann. On the wings of a ...

Have a great week ...
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

wenn said...

lovely birds.. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Ginny said...

I have never seen these birds before! I like your glass collection very much, I have gotten Anne those matryoshka dolls before.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

How lovely....thanks...love photos of birds...Kong Hee Fatt Choi

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann

I've tried several goes at commenting on your sunday stills post, the word verification thing isn't working & my comment won't post..

but I loved your photos of the ducks, very cute


Kind Regards,

Chloe

diane b said...

Awesome bird shots.

Trapper Creek Daughter said...

Never heard of a Godwit before... Looked them and they're beautiful!

Autumn Belle said...

Lovely happy bird and its so good to be free. Kong Hei Fatt Choy!

Just Ramblin' said...

Excellent captures! ; )

Ed said...

Well done, the Gannets remind me of a "Monty Python" Skit..:-)

Nezzy said...

Awwww, such wonderful gatherings!!!

So different from the songbirds I feed here on the Ponderosa.

Thanks for sharin' your world sweetie!!!

God bless your week sweetie!!! :o)

Firas said...

Your bird-shots are amazing to see
: )

Katherine said...

Nice shot with the clouds behind. NZ Godwits beed and nest in Alaska, actually.