Wildlife photography of Long-Billed Curlew strutting in sunflowers and tall grass on a breezy spring day in Montana

A Long-Billed Curlew struts amid sunflowers and prairie grasses on a breezy Spring afternoon in Southern Montana. The largest of the Sandpipers, the Long-Billed Curlew is typically a shore bird that migrates inland to nest. Their chicks are born mobile, and the hen usually leaves them in the care of the male within a few weeks of hatching, returning to her coastal wintering grounds.