Fits the Bill

Eastern curlew

Numenius madagascariensis 

Status: endangered

A slow approach on my belly got me close enough for great views of this eastern curlew. Sadly, these wary migratory shorebirds, once common in Australia, are now listed as endangered internationally and critically endangered in this country.

Stockton Sandspit, Newcastle, New South Wales

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4X III, 1/3200, f/8, ISO 500, handheld with beanbag support

by Michael Hanvey