Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Stone curlew

I tried for this bird last year and messed up my timings by a matter of days. This time I thought I'd catch it at the beginning of it's migration to this country. So about a month ago I made a very early start to get down to the Norfolk, Suffolk border to look for these very unusual looking birds. The Stone Curlew is one of our earliest returning migrants. Making it's nest on the ground, it scurries around in quite a comical fashion. Anyway, I manage to see one (actually 5) for the first time, and I enjoyed every minute of those two hours watching them.


The happy couple

22 comments:

  1. You obviously know the place to look. Great photos as usual.

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  2. Beautiful bird and awesome photos..Thanks for linking up with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. great to see and photograph Adam. I've yet to see them for myself...

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  4. Nice one Adam. The landscape looks very much like Weeting Heath.

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  5. You got some good pictures Adam. It's a very shy species for sure.

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  6. Hi Adam how wonderful for you to have seen 5 Stone Curlew. great shots. Have a marvelous weekend.

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  7. Cool looking birds, and it's always so great to see birds for the first time. Terrific shots!

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  8. Wow! Great timing and forethought to earn those photos and happy observations.

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  9. Well done Adam ... it''s a species I have never seen.
    Superb images

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  10. How wonderful you got to see him! You got some great photos, too!

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  11. What a great thing to find so many of them. They are just gorgeous.

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  12. Great pictures! I never seen these birds before, glad you got to enjoy them.

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  13. Beautiful shots of the birds.

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  14. How wonderful that you got to see these beautiful birds.

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  15. Congratulations!!! It's so awesome to get to view/watch/photograph a bird you've wanted to get record of...isn't it?

    GREAT photos.
    Thanks for linking up this weekend.

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  16. Very nice shots. This species defies my idea of the appearance of a curlew with the long decurved bill!

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  17. I haven't seen a Stone Curlew, keep on birding. Wonderful pieces of camera work.

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  18. Admire your bird shots here.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. This is a new bird to me! Beautiful! And your header photo is amazing! I've come from Anni's today...so great to meet you!

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  20. They are very similar to the Australian Bush Stone Curlews.

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