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Flight of the Curlew

By TerryMcK  
A Curlew in full flight over the beach behind RSPB Titchwell, Norfolk. I love to see these wonderful waders whether they probing for food on the beach or in flight after being disturbed by other large birds, or over-enthusiastic wildlife photographers.
Details as EXIF

EDIT: Derrr... I knew this was a Curlew but originally entitled it as a "... Bittern." Thanks to those members quick to point out my unforgivable error!

Thank you for your words & votes on my previous feature, "Norfolk Turnstone."

Tags: Wildlife Birds Bittern Wildlife and nature Tmck British wild birds

Voters: callumcorrie, mshulver1, illiboy and 45 more

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17 Nov 2011 5:36PM
its a curlew i think.

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mshulver1 5 20 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 5:37PM
Great capture, it is a curlew
17 Nov 2011 5:47PM
NUMENIUS IN.FLIGHTGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 5:49PM
My thanks to the above members mshulver1 & callumcorrie for stating that the bird is a "Curlew" and not a Bittern as I originally called it! I knew it was, of course, but that's what happens when you try to upload at the same time you've been called for dinner. Wink
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
17 Nov 2011 6:30PM
A fine in flight capture, Terry, wonderful markings. Carol
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 7:04PM
Any excuseSmileWink

17 Nov 2011 7:43PM
Lovely marking showing on the wings terry.Hope you was a good boy and never left anycarrots on your plate because there good for your eyesight which makes bird identification easier.dont get the gravy down that clean shirt theres a good
well done terry
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
17 Nov 2011 8:35PM
A most impressive in-flight capture. Shows super details in those wings.

17 Nov 2011 8:53PM
Very good flight capture with good detail. You are normally very good with your ID.
Well Done
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 9:42PM
Really lovely shot
Ray42 8 3 England
18 Nov 2011 7:13AM
A good in-flight shot
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 3:22PM
Cracking shot !!.....who'd have thought a Curlew could look so graceful & elegant......1st class !!!
18 Nov 2011 4:58PM
Beautiful capture!
18 Nov 2011 5:11PM
A quality shot Grin
moiral 6 12 Scotland
18 Nov 2011 7:39PM
Well captured Terry. Moira
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Nov 2011 12:52AM
excellent in flight shot
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 7:52PM
excellent capture Terry
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2011 2:47PM
Well captured Terry, not easy to get .

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