I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not a fan of nature photography. And yet, here I am again, taking photos of birds, in this case a Curlew at Holme Moss on the way to the Peak District. In my defence, I was photographing the Holme valley towards Emley Moor, when I heard a strange noise in a nearby field. Honest.
Fortunately, I managed to get a good clean shot of this amazing bird as it was darting about quite close by. It’s a sort-of action shot, so that gets me off the hook. I can’t tell you anything about Curlews, I’m afraid. I could look it up on Wikipedia, but then so could you, if you were more interested than I (which is quite likely).
If you want to see a Curlew, then I’d recommend a day in the Peak District, between Holmfirth and Glossop. The area was coming down with them. If my camera was loaded, I could have had a large Curlew pie for my dinner.