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

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

Friday, 8 April 2016

Curlew

The sound of the Curlew on my patch really does signal the beginning of Spring. I also recently found out it was my Nan's favourite call from when she was younger on the farms in Ireland. Even more reason to be fond of them.
I caught up with lots of them in Norfolk. The beach at Titchwell held quite a few, and that's where I took these pictures.

The sea was the calmest I've seen it here. Usually it's blowing a gale and it's really choppy. On this day you can see the waves just gently lapping while the birds go about their business.

Curlew (right) with a Bar-tailed Godwit.



11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous little birds! Lovely images!

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  2. I too love the curlews. According to an old saying here, when you hear their calls, the ice (that covers the lakes) is not strong enough any more to support your weight.

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  3. Hello, I like the long curved bill on the Curlew! Beautiful birds and great photos.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Beautiful. I've heard our North American species, and I'd have to agree with your "Nan"...they have a beautiful call.

    Wonderful images Adam....and, thanks for adding your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  5. What a handsome bird with a perfect background of the water!

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  6. Beautiful shot of the curlew. I'm not familiar with it but it has an interesting bill. Maybe I have seen them at the ocean and didn't pay enough attention, I was probably watching the water.

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  7. Looks like he could dig deep for his lunch. Nice shots.

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