Long-billed Curlew

Long-Billed Curlew\

Long-Billed Curlew, Elkhorn Slough.

The long-billed Curlew\’s most interesting feature is, unsurprisingly, its long, downward curving bill. This migratory bird can be found on the seashore in winter, and during the breeding season, in fields and prairies.

Interesting fact about these curlews: \”Both the male and female Long-billed Curlew incubate the eggs, and both are aggressive in defense of nests and young. The female typically abandons the brood two to three weeks after hatching and leaves brood care to her mate. Despite this abandonment the same male and female often pair with each other again the next year.” Source: Cornell Site

Technical Details:

Exposure: 1/1000sec at f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM
Time: 3.29 PM
Date: November 3, 2007

One thought on “Long-billed Curlew

  1. I like how, even though the background is slightly busy, the Curlew manages to catch the eye;
    bright but well exposed shot of the bird.

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