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A curlew hunting for food in shallow water

Curlew Numenius arquata

The eerie, 'cur-lee' call of the curlew is a recognisable sound of wet grasslands, moorlands, farmland and coasts. Its long, downcurved bill is perfect for probing the mud for prey. Image: Charles Cuthbert (Flickr).

Find out more: RSPB, Suffolk Wildlife TrustiNaturalist