The crossed beaks may indicate a Godwit duel is about to happen. Interesting and well shot!
J Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 15, 2018, at 5:58 PM, Subash Jeyan <pdml.l...@gmail.com> wrote: > > a european/central asian migrant this time, the black-tailed godwit, > which is a near-threatened species according the IUCN. > > there is a brackish water lake some 80 km out of chennai called pulicat > lake (the lake has a long history and has been mentioned by Ptolemy. > the tamil name is Pazhaverkadu and over the years it became pulicat (i > suspect the british had something to do with this ;)). the lake, > supposed to be about 759 sq. km., is a wintering ground for birds from > europe, siberia and even canada. colonies of migratory birds can be > seen in the mudflats and peat beds of the lake from december to roughly > around march end. > > it is very late in the migratory season but were told by birding > friends that still quite a few birds with breeding plumage could be > seen. came away with a lot of photos and i think this is the best (or > the one i like best). a pair of black-tailed godwits, one of them in > breeding plumage. > > https://somethingfeathered.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/black-tailed-godwit/ > > comments, if any, are appreciated. > > ~subash > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.