Water Birds--Gulls, Ducks, Terns, Egrets, Herons, Shorebirds - JudithSparhawk
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Long Billed Curlew ~ I watched this curlew using his very long bill, digging down into the muddy lagoon bottom, to find this mussel.  I was surprised to see him open his bill and tip his head back, swallowing the whole thing, shell and all.

Long Billed Curlew ~ I watched this curlew using his very long bill, digging down into the muddy lagoon bottom, to find this mussel. I was surprised to see him open his bill and tip his head back, swallowing the whole thing, shell and all.

Bolsa Chica shootCurlewmussel