Friday, September 4, 2009

Waiting for Godwits


We love our Godwits, and in autumn we bid them farewell with laments and best wishes for their thousands of kilometres flight ("towards another summer") to their breeding grounds in Alaska. The sign above is to be found on a bus shelter by the estuary at Blueskin Bay, north of Dunedin.

And we look forward to their return, thin and hungry, in spring.

They're expected in late September and in the cities of Christchurch and Dunedin that event is marked by the pealing of church bells.

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