Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

The Bar tailed Godwit breeds in the high arctic of Eurasia and in Western Alaska. It migrates south to escape winter. In New Zealand and Australia, this species is a frequently encountered bird in mudflats and estuaries in summer months. These birds come to us from eastern Siberia and Alaska. Here filmed at close range from a boardwalk in Merimbula on the south coast of NSW, Australia. Also featured is a Silver Gull, hanging around to monster the Godwits for larger prey items and a local resident wader, a Masked Lapwing.