Saturday, March 07, 2015

Curlew.


Above, this Curlew has been wandering around over our garden wall for over a week now. It doesn't look very well, but seems to be feeding on worms ok and it can fly, with some effort. Lets hope it pulls through.

Below, while taking a pic of the poorly Curlew over the wall, a few other healthier specimens flew in including this one with an absolutely massive bill. Its almost the length of the rest of it!


4 comments:

Em Parkinson said...

An absolute beauty!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

You'd think that beak was rather awkward to carry around!

amanda peters said...

Hope it is ok we need them all. Went twice yesterday looking for Curlew to photograph, no joy. Did get a Snipe
Amanda xx.

Stewart said...

Thanks Em...

I agree Simon, imagine flying with it!

We have up to 100 Curlew here art the right times of year Amanda....