About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Long Billed Curlew at Morro Bay

3/27/2009

San Luis Obispo County

Where is this?  Click the link for a map.

21 comments:

jo©o said...

Hiya Martha,
Beautiful spread of the wings.
Is that bill extra long? I thought all types had that length just about.

Øyvind Buljo said...

Nice shot! Love the light in the wings, great work!

Martha Z said...

You're right, it isn't an exceptionally long bill for a curlew but that is the name in my guide book.

Gary said...

Wow!! That's an impressive bird. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful shot, Martha! Just love it!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

mick said...

Great photos of the Curlew. The ones we see down here in Australia are so hard to get close to.

theconstantwalker said...

What a beautiful bird to see and so very well captured. Many thanks for sharing.

Frank said...

Super image with the wings aloft.

Hilke Breder said...

Good shot, interesting bird! I have never had a chance to see one.

Dixxe said...

Wonderful capture of the Curlew!

Sally in WA said...

Martha, this is an excellent capture of the curlew with his wings spread like that. Great detail!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Sorry you didn't get to stop at Bolsa Chica. It's a good walk getting around that place. Love your shot and the ones below. They're gorgeous!

Jean said...

Love this capture!!!

pattyler1 said...

Very nice shot of the Curlew!

joo said...

Lovely photo!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Martha! You caught the curlew at exactly the right moment.

(I am still surprised when I find you here, unless I come through your other blog. I clicked on this from WBW -- it's like spotting an old friend in a different place!. I'm glad you started this blog.)

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's a great one! Curlews are so cool with that crazy bill of theirs. Love the action shot, the light shining on his wings looks great!

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice! I like the bird and the photo. I have about at least ten posts with a lot of photos taken around the moro bay area. If you are interested you can find them under the label "moro bay" on my blog.

Springman said...

Outstanding capture! With wings spread the curlew has a much different balance. It is quite a treat to see the intricate pattern in those feathers. ;-)WBW

dreamfalcon said...

What a great capture - very nice!

Larry said...

This is just a beautiful, beautiful shot of the Long-billed Curlew Martha. The sunshine through those gorgeous upturned wings is a super capture of a really cool bird!

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