Latin name: Numenius arquata
The curlew is the largest European wading bird, instantly recognisable on winter estuaries or summer moors with its long down-curved bill, brown upperparts and long legs. There have been worrying breeding declines in many areas largely due to loss of habitat through agricultural intensification. It is included on the Amber List as a bird with important breeding and wintering populations in the UK.
Taken with my Canon Telephoto Zoom 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM EF Lens and apart from being cropped and framed in Photoshop, is SOOC.
(There were apparently problems with the original upload and no comment box was showing, so I have had to delete the original and re-upload it - many thanks to "Clara Don", for letting me know.)