Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa: 17th Street Jette; Bolivar Peninsula, Texas
Winter is a wonderful time to visit the Bolivar Peninsula, just east of Galveston, Texas. Both Galveston Bay and the Gulf shoreline host a myriad of shorebirds. I shot this Marbled Godwit in lated afternoon light on the Gulf side of Galveston Bay, just east of the 17th Street Jette. This area is also the wintering grounds for tens of thousands of American Avocets.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1600 second @ f7.1