Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwits
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit
The Black-tailed Godwit is a long-legged, long-billed wader. The nominal subspecies breeds across Eurasia from Western Europe to Central Asia; other subspecies breed in Iceland/Faroes and in the Siberian Far East. All fly south to winter (those from Iceland winter in the UK while UK summer breeders fly to Africa).
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit
non-breeding Black-tailed Godwit
Bills like long drinking straws. Male and female breeding plumage is a red head, neck and chest. The third picture above is the grey-brown non-breeding plumage.
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit with Avocet
The similar Bar-tailed Godwit (Arctic breeder - not shown), has no white wing bar, a more streaky back and, of course, a barred tail. The third picture above is with an Avocet.