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Cruising Curlew, Baylands


Curlew Cruising for Food
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I set my alarm for 5am to wake up and take photos at sunrise this morning, however, when I got up I was greeted with a cloud cover so I went back to bed. I did go out later in the morning, though still cloudy, and I wasn’t loving the light. However, I did like this curve-billed fellow. Leo and I decided this is a Long-billed Curlew not a Whimbrel as I first suspected. According to Peterson, curlews “lack dark distinct crown stripes.” No stripes here. He’s admiring himself in the reflection.

Below he’s digging deep for his meal.


My Bill IS Useful
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