Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758), Black-tailed Godwit, Ras Al Khor, Dubai, UAE, 8 December 2014
Llannelli WWT, Sep 2014
There were 500 or more Black-tailed Godwits visible at this location. Many were way too far out for photos, but I managed a few OK shots. The 3rd image shows about 10 in one view. A shot or two will show the distinctive wing and tail pattern.
In the abandoned salt-pans of Aveiro, Portugal.
The Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.