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Friday, 14 September 2018

Curlew - Numenius arquata

Lovely species.


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.









42 comments:

  1. Always a great bird to see, especially in its moorland breeding habitat.

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  2. Only the cliche` will suit: a very strange bird!

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  3. Wonderful crisp images, Bob! I'm hoping I might find a Curlew when I have a trip up onto the moors one day next week, but I think I'm probably too late. Fingers are crossed. My very best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard
      I hope that one may still find it moorland, my fingers are crossed.

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  4. Hey, look at my beak. Awesome photos.

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  5. Hi Bob. You are superb. Again awesome photos. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Matti, and photos, again thanks.

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  6. Hola Bob,magnificas fotos de este Zarapito,una especie que solo he visto en pocas ocasiones.Un fuerte abrazo.

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  7. Hello, awesome shots of the Curlew. I would love to see one some day. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  8. Hi Bob,
    And such a beautiful bird to see, waiting patiently for my first this year, we usually see them near to Wet Meadow at Rutland.
    Super images, well done.
    All the best, John

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    1. Hi John
      I love the Curlew, I was lucky to find it.

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  9. Hi Bob,
    Great bird! Very nice captured! I like the Melancholy call!
    Happy weekend,
    Maria

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  10. Lovely series of photo's of the Curlew.
    Like your music choice today …

    All the best Jan

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  11. Maybe it's the long beak but they always look happy to me. Ours look to have longer legs but that could be because yours is standing in long grass. Love their call.

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  12. Lovely bird. I always think they look happy. Ours look to have longer legs but that could be because yours is standing in long grass. Love their call.

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  13. Now THAT'S what I call a beak!

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  14. Lovely to see the feathering so close from these great shots Bob. Have a great weekend.

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  15. geweldig mooi Bob wat een vogel en wat een mooie snavel.

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  16. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful bird the curlew.
    You have taken beautiful pictures.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  17. Beautiful photos of a very interesting bird!

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  18. Hi Bob, stopping back to say thanks for linking up your Curlew post. The photos are awesome. Have a happy day and weekend!

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  19. Great shots of this amazing bird. Thank you for sharing. Happy Saturday!

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  20. Buenas fotografías del zarapito con su característico pico curvado.
    Un abrazo,

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    1. The Curlew is special, thanks Miguel.

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  21. Awesome spike has, Bob.
    Good weekend.
    Un abrazo.

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  22. Hi Bob!!! Very nice series of images .. Congratulations and happy weekend

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  23. The curl looks beautiful on Bob.
    Greetings Tinie

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  24. Cracking images Bob. Don't normally see photos in this detail of this species.

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  25. Great pictures of a beautiful and exciting bird.

    Ottar

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  26. You can also meet there here in Poland

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  27. Hi Bob,
    what a fantastic series! Side view is superb on this bird. Very great.

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  28. Beautiful bird, great photos.
    Have a nice Sunday
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  29. I love the third shot - was it looking at the sky and trying to decide if it's going to rain?

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  30. I have seen curlews only once near San Diego California. You captured their personality in these pictures -- wonderful!!!

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