The Godwits are generally winter visitors to our area but, in late Spring or early Autumn, it is sometimes possible to see them in full Summer plumage.

Photograph (right) - August 2006

The birds below though are all showing typical Winter colours.

Photograph - November 2004

Photograph - September 2005

Some years later we came across another group showing breeding plumage a little earlier in the year.

Photographs - April 2011

Although the Godwit is a wader, it seems that its bill is equally adapted to foraging for food on grass, as this video, shot at Keyhaven in October 2016, shows.

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