Several years ago while I was photographing at Fort De Soto’s beautiful north beach I saw a Marbled Godwit flying in with a dark Tubeworm in its bill and took a few images of it from a distance. I wish that it had been closer to me but this image does give an idea of the size of the worm.
The Godwit gobbled the Tubeworm down so quickly that I didn’t get any images of the action because I needed to change my position in the warm water of the lagoon. After eating the worm the Godwit came closer and strolled right past me. I wish it had been as close with the worm as it was when I created this image!
Marbled Godwits do show up in Utah but I have never been as close to them here as I was in Florida.