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Steve Axford

Booyong, Australia

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A bar-tailed godwit comes in to land, Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA. These birds gather in large numbers just abover the water line at high tide, so it is possible to get some good photos. At low tide they spread out to feed on the mud flats. The high tide at Roebuck Bay on that full moon day was 10 metres above the low water mark. Godwit, whimbrel, sandpipers, curlew and many other migratory birds move from Australia to Siberia and back each year. It is thought that these long migrations have evolved with continental drift (plate techtonics), In the past the continents were all jammed together in one very large super-continent and the migrations were very much shorter.

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