The light wasn’t cooperating much on Antelope Island this morning because of clouds that were in front of the sun.
But… when we stopped at one of the parking lots that overlooked Bridger Bay I heard a call that made me jump in my seat and before I could say “Long-billed Curlew!!” I could see the bird flying towards the grasses that were a long distance from the parking area. I scoped the shorebird with my lens just to be sure and could see the beautiful colors and long bill of the curlew.
The bird stayed too far away to get images of but that did not dampen my joy.
Needless to say, I have had a smile on my face since then. I had seen and heard my first of year Long-billed Curlew!!