Curlew in the Estuary

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Curlew in the Estuary

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In the style of Stuck, if I may, the Thames Estuary with a flock of Curlew (I think) at the water's edge. Three images stitched together in MS ICE.

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Nice.

It's difficult to tell whether or not they are curlews. Can you post a shot of just the birds?

Meanwhile, if they're not curlews:
    https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildl ... -z/curlew/
they might be sandpipers:
https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildl ... -sandpiper

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Aha, a curfew of curlews! Great panorama!
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The curlew is most easily recognized by his long beak.

Here's a pic of the Eurasian curlew.
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As we first approached I thought it was blackheaded gulls with loads of juvaniles but it was their long beaks that gave it away.

This is the closest I got before they all moved away:

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I'll get back down there with a telephoto lens.
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