Curlew in the Sand

This curlew thought that it might get a better meal by hanging around amongst the dead branches in the mud lining the River Exe than all of its fellow curlews who spent their time wading around the other side of the river.

It seemed quite content, so maybe it was right all along?

What this shot doesn’t convey is just how cold it was, as we bobbed along down the river on an open-sided boat.  Or just how grey and dull the weather was.  Not that I am complaining of course, just trying to highlight the fact that even in less than ideal conditions it’s possible to get an image you may be happy with.

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