Monday, 23 November 2009

Corkscrew Curlew

Recently watched this Curlew investigating a discarded car tyre in the River Tyne mud.
It was amazing to watch how it turned and twisted to check out the inside of the tyre for grub.
Reminded me of when I used to do something similar when looking for soft shell peeler crab for fishing bait - with my hands - not my eyes.

I was surprised that it was not dizzy after the search


PCF said...

Could this be defined as rubber necking. Must be very tiring as the bird needs to tread warily and be well balanced to avoid flying off the rim.
Sorry but I've had a long day! Neat set of pictures Dick

Citybirding said...

I know what you mean. Thanks Peter.