This is a black-tailed godwit video.
Translated from Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
It was a great year for black-tailed godwits in nature reserve De Wilck. The volunteers of the birding group Koudekerk counted 103 breeding pairs, a record number for this area in the Green Heart region of the Netherlands. And this while in the Netherlands as a whole the number of godwits decreases steadily.
The quality of flower-rich grasslands will determine the breeding success of black-tailed godwits. The forestry department are mowing late in the year, so there is tall grass for the young godwits to hide and to find insects. The rising numbers of godwits this year indicate that the management in de Wilck is to their the taste.
Over half of European black-tailed godwits nest in the Netherlands.