The scolding call of a few unknown birds broke the silence during my walk. I was able to catch a few photos, and called on Elsie Stanley again for help. She told me that the Long Billed Curlew used to be seen in the valley more often, but that she has not seen them for some time. I was fortunate to see four for sure, and I think there was a fifth chiming in to the noisy choir from the other side of the road. Their migratory patterns no longer generally include the Robson Valley, and they have found themselves on the endangered species list. They find food by using their long bill to sift through dirt and mud for bugs and even small amphibians. /ANDREA ARNOLD