Pictureof the month

Black-tailed Godwit

One of my favorite spring birds to photograph is the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa).

It's always an exciting moment when the first Black-tailed Godwits return from Africa where they have spent the winter.

When I hear their call again it really gives me the feeling that spring has arrived and one of the best seasons has started when it comes to nature photography.

On this particuler morning I went out very early hoping to photograph a Black-tailed Godwit during sunrise. I was very lucky when this Black-tailed Godwith landed on this pole at the right time.

This spring has been exceptionally cold and wet which is not good for the chicks. I really hope that they didn't suffer to much and that they will be able to raise their chicks into adulthood.

Christian Biemans