fly far, fly fast, little bird

I’m having a busy week here and didn’t intend to write anything much today. However, I just had to post a link to this story about the long distance migration flight of a Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), that was tracked as flying 11.500km (7,150 miles) in about a week. The bird, identified as E7, . . .

. . . set her first record on the way north, when she flew non-stop for 10,200km (6,340 miles) to Yalu Jiang in China. She then flew a further 5,000km (3,000 miles) to the godwit breeding grounds in Alaska. And on the way back to New Zealand, her tag still working, E7 set another record (7,150 miles).

Pretty neat, isn’t it?

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5 Responses to “fly far, fly fast, little bird”

  1. Dave Says:

    What an amazing story. Surely E7 must be paying for in-flight meals…lol!

  2. bev Says:

    Dave – Yes.. but think of the air miles she’s racking up! (-:

  3. John Says:

    Neat? No. It’s magic. The real thing. Incredible!

  4. Ontario Wanderer Says:


  5. bev Says:

    John – Yes, it’s magic – the real thing.

    OW – I agree!