The marbled godwit is a large shorebird. On average, it is the largest of the 4 species of godwit. The total length is 40–50 cm, including a large bill of 8–13 cm, and wingspan is 70–88 cm. Body mass can vary from 240 to 510 g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marbled_godwit
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve in the city of Huntington Beach, California. It is designated by the California Department of Fish and Game to protect a coastal wetland, with its resident threatened and endangered species. "Bolsa Chica" means "little bag" in Spanish, as the area was part of a historic Mexican land grant named Rancho La Bolsa Chica. The Reserve is also called many other names, including Bolsa Chica Lowlands, Bolsa Chica Wetlands, and Bolsa Chica Wildlife Refuge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsa_Chica_Ecological_Reserve
Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Huntington Beach, CA
Not positive about the ID of this bird, as many look so similar. If you recognize it as something other, please advise. Thanks!
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July 26, 2015
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