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by Mrs.Spud on May 11, 2006 04:00 AM
I have 20 acres with a marshy area, and we saw this bird when we were walking our property lines. We intend to live out there in a few years. long billed curlew

Pheasant are also all over the place.

there is a nesting killdear on the kid's tennis court at school.

I am sure enjoying our new area!

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by afgreyparrot on May 11, 2006 04:22 AM
Good grief! [shocked]
I can see why they call that a LONG BILLED curlew!
That beak is wild!

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by Thornius on May 11, 2006 04:39 AM
I am The Bird Man here, but I've never seen a Long-Billed Curlew in person. Shorebirds are my weakness.

I spent a summer in Mackay Idaho when I was 13. My father was in the army with the man who later became the head Game Warden of Southeast Idaho. I spent the Summer on the fish hatchery where he lived and spent my time fishing for humongous trout and exploring. I was not into birds at the time, but vividly remember the magpies and those cute little quail with the one feather on top of their head.

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by Mrs.Spud on May 11, 2006 04:49 AM
Thornious, I'm not really sure why there are so many shorebird types when I'm inland--except I'm not far from the snake river. I can surely say that bird was the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

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by loz on May 11, 2006 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by afgreyparrot:
Good grief! [shocked]
I can see why they call that a LONG BILLED curlew!
That beak is wild!

I totally agree!!! You'd never forget that bird!!!! I wonder if it's beak gets in its way a lot!

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