Long-billed Curlew Chick (and the length that bill must grow!)

long-billed curlew 1995 ron dudley

Because of their somewhat limited breeding range I suspect that many have never seen a Long-billed Curlew chick so I decided to post this little cutie despite the partially obscured view of the bird. [...]

Long-billed Curlew And Fledgling

long-billed curlew 9779 ron dudley

Long-billed Curlews spend most of the late spring and early summer at mid-elevations on Antelope Island while nesting and raising their chicks but by this time of year they begin to bring the youngsters down to the shoreline. That’s where I photographed this lone adult with a single youngster yesterday morning. [...]