© Rick Remington
April 16, 2012
A Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis)
pauses on rocks near the shore in the Kona district of the Big Island of Hawaii. The species spends the winter on islands throughout the South Pacific, and it can be found in small numbers on most of the Hawaiian islands. In spring, it flies north to breed in western Alaska.
Subscriber Rick Remington of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, found the bird while on vacation. "I went down to the beach with my brother and our wives for a day of fun and relaxation," he says. "We stumbled on a pair of Bristle-thighed Curlews that were absolutely astonishing. It was the last thing I expected to see on that day, but that is the beauty of birdwatching. I was very fortunate to have my camera with me at the time."
Rick used a Nikon D7000 and a 300mm lens.
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