Thursday, May 26, 2011

Long-billed Curlew foraging in wheatfield

I was surprised to find this Long-billed Curlew foraging in dryland wheat field in Kiowa County, CO and I saw it with at least one good size prey in it's bill (big enough I could see it thru my spotting scope with the bird about about a hundred feet away). It surprises that they would forage, and forage successfully at that, in this monocrop agriculture. Please note the difference in these pics related to my changing my camera settings due to change in overcast conditions. SeEtta