Godwits are long legged and elegant birds. They have a long and
straight bill. During courtship season when showing the nuptial
plumage, head, neck and chest are coloured maroon to rusty red.
The underpart and side is white with blackish paintings. When flying,
legs overhang the body significantly.
birds are a little bit larger than male ones and have longer bills
too. They pick and poke in wet marsh territories to find their prey.
Best success they have at shallow pool areas.
and Gulls sometimes attack the nests. In case of breeding communities
of Godwits together with Redshanks or Lapwings all defend together.
of their breeding in cultural grounds, sometimes accidents may happen.
Either by being crushed underfoot by cows or by devastating the
nests sometimes together with the brooding birds by mowing vehicles.
is the place where most of European populations overwinter. The
breeding areas get occupied between mid of March and mid of April.
After breeding, the birds migrate between July and September.