One of my favorites! I found this one @ Fort De Soto Park just this past weekend and the one below in Feb @ Bunche Beach, both locations on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The Long-billed Curlew is usually solitary, and uses his bill to probe deep into the mud, bringing up prey to the surface.
Extremely large, with an extraordinarily long bill. Plain buffy-brown overall, lacking dark crown-stripes of the Whimbrel.