The shorebirds are back

“Where from morning to night I’d hear nothing but the wind and the curlews…”

Samuel Beckett

Over summer the southeastern coast of Australia host many of world’s shorebird species. Here they rest, nest, feed and breed, before heading to the northern hemisphere in autumn. It is an exciting time for my wife. Here is her recent photo of an Eastern Curlew, taken on the Yorke Peninsula. This is the largest member of the sandpiper family, averaging 67cm in length. The key identifier is the long slender bill which often matches in size the standing height. The Eastern Curlew is a special find as it is now considered critically endangered. I love this photo. #cleverwifehappylife #letsmakelemonade

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