Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) are large shorebirds with long, curved bills well suited to digging in the holes of fiddler crabs and extracting them for dinner. Whimbrels are wide-ranging, breeding in the Arctic and then migrating as far as 2,500 miles nonstop for the winter in South America. This curlew made a stop on the beach at Breezy Point, Queens, on September 21, 2018, and ran around looking for food.

Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens, September 19, 2018

Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens, September 19, 2018

The music in the Filming the Feathers video is the third movement of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, arranged for recorders and performed by Papalin (obtained from MusOpen.org, a royalty-free music source).