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Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week” the “Marbled Godwit”

Sep 17, 2015 11:04PM ● Published by Paul Spear

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Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach 

 “Bird of the Week” the” Marbled Godwit (Limosa fed)”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird.

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 “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “Marbled Godwit

This week’s “Bird of the Week” is the “Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedo)”,

a large shorebird with a long, upturned bill. The Marbled Godwit breeds in the center of the continent and winters along the coasts. It breeds in the northern prairies, amongst grasslands and scattered wetlands. Nests of the Marbled Godwit are not easily found, as these birds do not readily flush off of their eggs. Incubating adults can sometimes be picked up from the nest. It breeds in marshes and flooded plains, in migration and winter also 

 on mudflats and beaches.

 The Marbled Godwit feeds on mudflats and in marshes, forages mostly by probing in water or mud with long bill. It often wades and probes so deeply that head is underwater, and finds most food by touch, feeding by day or night. Its diet includes insects, mollusks, and crustaceans. In summer on prairies, it feeds mostly on insects, including many grasshoppers; also roots and seeds of various aquatic plants, such as sedges and pondweeds. On coast, it feeds on mollusks, marine worms, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. 

 It may nest in loose colonies. The male displays over breeding territory by flying over the area, calling loudly. On ground, members of a pair may go through ritualized nest-scrape making display. The nest site is on ground, usually in short grass on dry spot fairly close to water (sometimes far from water). The nest is a slight 

 depression, lined with dry grass, occasionally having a slight canopy of grass arranged above nest. 4, rarely 3-5 greenish to olive-buff, lightly spotted with brown eggs are incubated. Incubation is probably by both parents, 21-23 days. The incubating bird may sit motionless even 

 when approached closely. Young: Downy young leave the nest soon after hatching. Both parents tend young, but young find all their own food. Age of young at first flight is roughly 3 weeks.

Enjoy this awesome bird while walking along our beach and in the Tijuana Estuary. Both places are a terrific place to enjoy all that IB has to offer. roughly 3 weeks.

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Enjoy Our Past :Bird of the Week Articles" by Bryan Brilhart Photography:


Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “Black Bellied Plover”

By Paul Spear, Sep 10, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the Black Bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola).

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “Great Egret”

By Paul Spear, Sep 03, 2015, Categories:  TodayNature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the Great Egret “(Ardea alba)”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “Snowy Egret”

By Paul Spear, Aug 27, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the “Snowy Egret (Egretta thula).)”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “Willet ”

By Paul Spear, Aug 20, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the Willet “(Tringa semipalmata)”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the " juvenile Least Tern ”

By Paul Spear, Aug 12, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the “juvenile Least Tern (Sternula antillarum))”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the "Long-Billed Curlew”

By Paul Spear, Aug 05, 2015, Categories:  TodayNature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the “Long-Billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)”

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “Whimbrel”

By Paul Spear, Jul 30, 2015, Categories:  TodayNature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the “Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the Western Snowy Plover

By Paul Spear, Jun 25, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week." The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the ““Western Snowy Plover!"

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “Black Skimmer ”

By Paul Spear, Jul 23, 2015, Categories:  TodayNature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the “Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger )”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the "Horned Lark"!

By Paul Spear, Jul 15, 2015, Categories:  TodayNature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the ““horned lark (Eremophila alpestris)”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the “American avocet”

By Paul Spear, Jul 09, 2015, Categories:  TodayNature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the “American avocet (Recurvirostra americana)”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the "Ridgway's rail"

By Paul Spear, Jul 02, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the Dig Imperial Beach “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the ““Ridgway's rail”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, Black-Necked Stilt

By Paul Spear, Jun 19, 2015, Categories:  TodayNature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the ““Black-Necked Stilt or (Himantopus mexicanus)”.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the California Least Tern with Chick

By Paul Spear, Jun 12, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is The California Least Tern.with chick.

Bryan Brillhart Photography Presents “Dig IB” Bird of the Week, the Brown Pelican

By Paul Spear, Jun 11, 2015, Categories:  Nature & Pets

Bryan Brillhart of Bryan Brillhart Photography presents us with the “Bird of the Week”. The column will provide a picture of a bird(s) locally photographed and we will have background on the bird. This week’s bird is the “Brown Pelican or (Pelecanus occidentalis).

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