There are between 500 and 750 head of Bison on Antelope Island which means the island is dotted with a lot of bison pooh all the time. Some birds like to perch on the highest feature around and in some grassy areas that means dried bison pooh. Yesterday this Long-billed Curlew preened, fluffed, shook and called on a pile of pooh.
Some might not think a pile of pooh to be very appealing in an image but I love taking images of birds that show them in their habitat and some times that includes pooh, especially as bird as graceful as a Long-billed Curlew.
By the way, that little black spot above and to the left of the curlew’s head if a biting gnat; aka no-see-ums, and they are out biting now. Nasty buggers!
The curlew even lifted it wings while it was preening which showed the cinnamon color of the underside of its wings the whole time still perched on the pooh.
The curlew finished its preening and for a few seconds its call rang out over the island before it climbed down from the bison pooh and slowly walked away.
Life is good.
PS, over the years I have photographed other birds on bison pooh, look below this post under “related” and click the first link to see more birds and pooh.