Nesting Curlew

Another shot of the Nesting mother? Curlew. I presume this is the

female but I haven't got a bird ID book at hand right now. Which brings

up the next point, which of the pair nests ? or is it a shared

responsibility ?

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 20th September 2006, This photo: 8:17am

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  • borealnz said:
    She blends in so well with the background!! Nice capture David!!

    Seen in my contacts's photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    That she does Jill. I almost didn't see the other one, had not the sun reflected in it's eye.
  • binjy said:
    Whta a terrifc photo !
    have a look here ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks for that Binjy - a useful bit of information.
    I didn't realise they were mostly nocturnal, but it'd explain why I only see them standing after dusk.
  • EdZee said:
    Nice capture. What camouflage!!!
  • looby88 said:
    helloooo, its very quiet on the " de groot "front so I thought I'd just stop and say hi!
  • David de Groot said:
    Hi Helen,

    Yes, I know, I didn't find anything interesting to photograph yesterday, but today I'm heading down the coast with the Studebaker Car Club, so should get a few decent piccies :)

    By the way, I'm trying to determine my best photo to enter into a competition but am having a hard time choosing - care to make a recommendation ?
  • looby88 said:
    whats the competition- just any photo or does it have a theme, hope you have a good day
  • David de Groot said:
    Seems to be open subject. The prize is a new Canon 400D, which I'm sure I could make very good use of.

    So far, the general opinion is that this shot should be entered.

    But I was leaning towards this shot.
  • looby88 said:
    well I did suggest both of these or these are the ones I meant , but I would hate to say which, I would love the 400D, its seems great, I knew it was coming out though when I bought the 350, and I got that at a very good price
  • David de Groot said:
    There are definitely some good deals out on the 350D right now. None, unfortunately are in my immediate affordability, and none come with a decent prime lens (say a canon 50mm f/1.4). By the time I can afford one the 500D or somesuch will be out...