And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bar-tailed Godwit

This is a short video of one very hungry Bar-tailed Godwit feeding in some very deep soft mud.

These waders make a huge journey to arrive from the north to Perth for our southern summer. They make the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal, having been recorded to fly 11,680 kilometres (7,258 mi) along a route from Alaska to New Zealand.

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