Simple Long-billed Curlew Post

Long-billed CurlewLong-billed Curlew

This is just a simple Long-billed Curlew post with images I took not long before I discovered the Mountain Plovers on April 10th on Antelope Island State Park. The Mountain Plovers were great but so are the Long-billed Curlews.

Alert Long-billed CurlewAlert Long-billed Curlew

I think that Long-billed Curlews are elegant and graceful shorebirds and their colors are earthy but vibrant plus they are a lot of fun to observe and photograph.

Long-billed Curlew about to lift offLong-billed Curlew about to lift off

This Long-billed Curlew was about to lift off when I photographed it so I like the pose and how dynamic it feels.

More Long-billed Curlews have arrived here and just two days ago I heard my first of year Willets calling on the island so soon I will be photographing them again.



  1. Mia McPherson May 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Thank you all, Long-billed Curlews are one of my favorite shorebirds

  2. Prairie Birder April 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Excellent series, Mia, marvelous photographs as always!

  3. Bob Bushell April 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful poser, he/she has a hook on its beak. Well photographed.

  4. eric c11 April 20, 2013 at 6:52 am

    this beack is so impressive !!!
    good serie mia, he is well presented like thaht
    have anice week end ☼

  5. Eileen April 20, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Awesome photos, Mia! The Curlew is a cool bird. Great sighting! Happy Weekend to you!

  6. Jim Miller April 20, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Beautiful shots, Mia. You’ve captured its character very well. Happy shooting.

  7. Julie Brown April 20, 2013 at 5:20 am

    All of your images are great, and these are no exception!

  8. kim April 20, 2013 at 5:04 am

    These curlew images are exquisite – such a beautiful bird and so beautifully captured!

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