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

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

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Curlew - Titchwell

I'm fortunate to live in an area where Curlews frequent during the summer months. I love to hear their babbling call as I'm walking around. Quite a distinctive bird with that long curved bill to help it dig out its prey of worms and shrimps. It is Europes largest wading bird, and I look forward to them coming to my back yard once again next year. In the meantime I'll have to visit the coast to see some more like this one below at Titchwell in Norfolk


20 comments:

  1. Very neat feather patterns! Great capture!

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  2. Splendid looking bird! Their call says 'moorland' to me. I passed a good half an hour watching some up in northumbria earlier in the year.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Yes I agree, I also love the sound of these birds. Very distinctive call. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Super capture Adam. I'm also fortunate to be able to listen to and watch a pair that annually frequent a Surrey lowland bog.

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  5. Pretty and unique brown bird! It most be so nice to have them visit your back yard every year.

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  6. Curlews can be very hard to get on camera as you know Adam. That shot is as good as they get though.

    Wish I lived a bit nearer Titchwell - a great place for birding and photography.

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  7. This is a neat bird, that beak is something else.

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  8. What a great-looking bird! I see we have some (Long-billed Curlew) on this side of the pond, but I have never seen one.
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  9. That's very cool that there are times of the year when these birds visit your backyard.

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  10. Beautiful shot! Lovely colours and patterns.

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  11. Excellent profile of the curlew Adam!!!

    Thanks for sharing the link with us bird enthusiasts this weekend! Much appreciated.

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  12. That is such a remarkable bill. It almost seems unwieldy but the bird certainly know how to use it!

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  13. What a fabulous bird. I love the beak and how nice you can see them close to by in summer

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  14. I've always thought that curlews were such lovely birds with their curved beaks

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