Godwit flagged AJD again departs on migration on March 25

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Our Whanganui special, AJD, has been on our Whanganui River Estuary since early January and again has departed on migration on March 25 in late afternoon for his 11th circuit since being banded. A bird of amazing timing, as time-precise as the rising moon or setting sun. On March 18, 2018, I achieved a close approach to him and those he was with, by crawling across the mudflat for some closeup photos. He is a real stunner when fully dressed in his breeding plumage – see below.

AJD March 2018