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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Red-legged Partridge. And the Smew by David Key on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Curlew (Numenius arquata)

The curlew is the largest European wading bird, instantly recognisable on winter estuaries or summer moors by its long, downcurved bill, brown upperparts, long legs and evocative call. (RSPB)






39 comments:

  1. Such an interesting looking bird. I'm so far behind with blog reading but I do make a point of looking through all of yours when I'm in catchup mode. Amazing, one and all.

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  2. HELLO BOB
    SO TOO MUCH
    YOUR PICTURE(S)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Wow, fantastic, Bob. I've also seen them here in the Netherlands, but so far away. You have caught him so close. Wonderful. Greetings, Joke

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  4. Lovely Bob, not the easiest bird to get near too.

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    1. It was taken from my car, on Shetland Isles.

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  5. Stunning, Bob! The Curlew has such a remarkable bill and beautifully patterned feathers!

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  6. Beautiful! I dont see this one around here...but its difficult I guess

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  7. Amazing Bob..your images is always beautiful...

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  8. Lieber Bob,
    ein ganz imponierender Vogel. Vor allen Dingen der
    lange Schnabel fällt auf.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  9. great photos Bob,realy sharp.


    peter

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  10. Spot on beautiful photos of this Curlew Bob !

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  11. Ale mają długie dzioby i oczywiście są śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
    But they have long beaks and, of course, are beautiful. Yours.

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  12. Bob, amazing shots! What a beautiful bird! That sure is quite the bill!

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  13. These are wonderful close up shots Bob... I have loads on one of my local pools at the moment... they just happen to be a few hundred yards away.

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  14. The curlew was a life bird for me this past winter in S. TX!! Great shots, Bob. The one I saw was too far away for my little camera to do it any justice. My pic was just for my records. Have a great day!

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    1. Lovely shots to be so far, thanks Karen.

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  15. Excellent close-ups and sharpness all around!

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  16. I love Curlews and yours are as lovely as the ones I see in North America!

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  17. Such a stunning bird Bob, love the feather colouration~

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  18. Cool shots of the Curlew! It is a beautiful bird.

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  19. Fantastic!!! One of my favorite birds. The curlew is such an unusual looking bird!

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  20. Sharp and impressive pictures - I like!

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  21. Very nice captures of this most interesting bird. Lighting and focus are spot on!

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  22. love that long, long beak; wonderful photos of the curlew Bob

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  23. Hello Bob,
    Great series of Curlew.
    The first picture is my favorite, the attitude of the Curlew is super here.

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    1. Yes Irma, I've not shot of this beauty before.

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  24. heerlijke foto,s van deze prachtige vogel.

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  25. Your photos are always beautiful.

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  26. How does it get its food traveling along that long beak to its throat? Head up and shake shake? :-)

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  27. Great pictures Bob!!!
    A very good looking bird!!!
    Amazing captures!!!
    Dimi..

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