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Curlews Say Hi!

The curlew is a group of nine species of birds in the genus Numenius, characterised by their long slender downcurved bills and mottled brown plumage.

They are one of the most ancient lineages of scolopacid waders, together with the godwits which look similar but have straight bills. Curlews feed on mud or very soft ground,]searching for worms and other invertebrates with their long bills. They will also take crabs and similar items, so they love it here on The Insel.
They stare into the soul like they can see it all.

"Curlews happened to be one of my favourite birds before I moved to The Insel, so I saw it as a very positive sign when I arrived that there are so many of them here. They gather on the street at night and have Curlew parties, and scream like someone being killed. After you get over their bizarre call, you will find the are one of the most majestic and beautiful birds who seem to see through your whole being with their intent and commanding presence. I just love them!"

“If you want to release your stress, just have a scream with the curlews, they know how to let go.”

Esther BertramFounder @ The Insel