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Moonbirds 4— Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (@ryeharbour_NR) January 17, 2022
This morning's setting moon coincided with the Curlew leaving their night roost...
Curlew are named after the new moon - Numenius comes from 2 Greek words, 'neos' = new and 'mene' = moon. This creates 'of the new moon', alluding to the crescent-shaped of the bill.