Monday, May 3, 2010

Long billed curlew

He's back! The long billed curlew that was seen all last summer at Fort Desoto is back. No one knows where he went for the winter. He's a rare sight around central Florida. They are usually in the western and central part of the country. A few have been sighted spending winters in Florida but this guy stays here in the summer. Candlestick Park in San Fransisco was named after this little bird which is also commonly know as a Candlestick bird. They were found in abundance in the 50's at the point where the park was built but are now a rare sight there as well.

1 comment:

  1. Great photographs again Dina.
    Have a great Sunday