Long-billed Curlew
Numenius americanus

Curlew Call

curlew in the grass
This Long-billed Curlew was walking across Antelope Island, probably in search of food for the kids.
I saw her come out of the brush, stop at the road, then stroll daintily across like she was sacheting down
a fashion show ramp.  All I could think of was "Hurry up! Don't you know cars come whizzing by
here all the time!" I finally got my camera on in time to get this shot as she was melting into
the weeds.  © Carol Davis, 6-15-2010

Long-billed Curlew near Promontory © Carol Davis, 6-2006
Long-billed Curlew giving me the business for entering her territory. This curlew
and 4 others were in the dry expanse between Promontory Point and the Spiral Jetty.
As you can see, there is a little wetlands just off the dirt road. © Carol Davis, 6-2006

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