Welcome back to my blog ladies and gentlemen. If you have been having some problems getting to this site over the weekend you can blame GoDaddy. Not sure yet what is going on with them, but their availability has been crap for the last couple of days. I was getting really worried, but found out that my brother Ron was having similar problems with his blog which is also served by GoDaddy. He has been exploring the actual WordPress services and those appear to be working out quite well – his birding blog I mentioned previously is hosted there already. Depending on how things work out, there may be a switch considerations coming in the future. Until now, we’ll just use my current blog – which by the way, I have pretty much worked all the kinks out of already and has been working pretty good up to this point. Enough about the technical details, let’s get to today’s featured bird.
How do you like the snout on that one! For some strange reason I have an affinity for this species hehehe. That there is a Long-Billed Curlew. To be honest, was not entirely sure when I came upon it in the digital dark room. Based on the key characteristics (yeah, the snout), it could have been a Whimbrel. Decided to phone a friend (Ron) and get his opinion. He pointed out that the Whimbrel has a stronger striped head, a dark crown with a white median stripe and generally less buffy look. I have to agree – a Curlew it is!
Hit the jump to see a couple more shots of this Curlew