The Promise Long-billed Curlew – The Promise

This Long-billed Curlew, the biggest of North America’s shorebirds, was caught early one Texas morning along with its doppelgänger.

The Promise

The morning was subdued and gentle.  It arrived without haste in increments that were imperceptible … until it was just there.  The wind was notably absent, so the air had no vitality and the placid backwater’s calm veneer boasted to the open sky of how it would grasp all that came near.  As the Long-billed Curlew rested on the rocky spit, its likeness was held captive and the promise was kept.

So the water told the sky
I will seize all who come nigh,
and their spirits I’ll hold tight
’til the darkness of the night.

~ Anecdote, poem and Long-billed Curlew capture, The Promise © Jerry L. Ferrara


North Idaho wildlife photographer Jerry L. Ferrara shoots for Ferrara Wildlife Photography.   Ferrara Wildlife Photography specializes in fine art nature and wildlife prints for home and office wall decor as well as for collection.   The fine art prints created at Ferrara Wildlife Photography are of the highest quality, produced on acid free fine art papers using long lasting, fade resistant inks.

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