Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Long-billed Dowitcher

Everyone of nature's creatures seems to be uniquely equipped to fill a particular niche in the world.  Each one has its place and job to do. Watching Long-billed Dowitchers it is evident that their domain is the soft mud shoreline which they are able to probe deep down in search of something edible.  Notice the length of the bill in the top photo and then look at lower photo to gage how far down into the mud it has buried its bill. This bird was with a group of twelve Long-billed Dowitchers I photographed yesterday with friend John West on the shore line of Cottonwood Pond at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely designed for a specific purpose. What is it eating? Nice action shots.