The edition of WBW is brought to you by two very long distance travelers - the Bar-Tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) and the Eurasian Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus).
These birds were sitting in mangrove bushes outside the hide at Toora, in East Gippsland a few weeks ago. The Bar-Tailed Godwits have the long straight beak, and the Eurasian Whimbrels have a curved beak, and distinctive head stripes.
These birds breed high in the northern hemisphere, in places like Siberia. I am always amazed when I see these birds in Australia because a proportion of the individuals I see were an egg a few months ago!
The weekend after I saw these birds a very rare Whimbrel was found in the area - a Hudsonian Whimbrel was fund in the area. I have looked very hard at all of my pictures, but I seem to have missed it!
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