Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Curlew

It's always fun to watch these active shorebirds.   Yesterday, while we were walking at Morro Bay, part of the beach area was closed to dogs and there were quite a few seagulls resting in the sand.   Behind them, barely visible, were the Curlews.   I wasn't sure why the beach was closed off but I thought it had to do with nesting, and I believe that's the case.   

http://www.birdinginformation.com/birds/sandpipers-allies/long-billed-curlew/



Morro Bay is a bird sanctuary and I read that it's one of the ten best places in the US to birdwatch.   They have a bird festival in the Winter for all bird watchers to enjoy.   

http://www.pelicannetwork.net/morrobay.htm

I'm so glad they are keeping these Curlews protected because they are delightful to watch.   After all, what's a beach without the shorebirds?



6 comments:

Terri said...

There are so many shore birds I have never seen. I am glad they are protected.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Do they use that long beak two find things in the sand to eat?

TexWisGirl said...

very cool!

Comfypjs said...

Hopefully, my granddaughter will be able to come to my house this weekend so we can take the drive to Morro Bay! I need to see that huge rock. Btw, I enjoy watching the curlews as well...

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You are right: what's a beach without the shorebirds? It makes me so happy knowing this place protects these birds.

Lynne said...

One more new bird . . . cute little one . . .

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