Thanks, Dan! I’m glad I was able to help verify an ID. Sometimes it can be tough, especially if the birds are shaded, and you cant get a clear view of their patterns or colors. I’m pretty excited to have seen a rare shorebird like that. I’ve been into bird photography for a little over a year, and this spring has been awesome…I’ve seen dozens of bird species I’d never encountered before.
To make sure I was good on my skills…Marbled Godwit’s are more peach/buff colored, richer in color overall? The Hudsonian Godwit seemed rather pale and drab in comparison, at least for the photos and illustrations I used to make the ID. Thanks again!
Terrific shots of these amazing birds!
Thanks for posting these photos, we saw Hudsonian Godwit in another part of Cherry Creek State Park within a day of your photos, seeing your pics helped me re-identify the bird I’d seen. Every characteristic I picked out that day that differentiates it from Marbled Godwit is present in your photos.