“Wow—look at you!”
“You know, you were my Dad’s favorite bird.”
“Yes, I’m talking to you. Look at you looking at me. You look just like a Greyhound dog, all elegant-faced and friendly and long-legged.”
“Now you are acting like a Greyhound—walking over all friendly like.”
“Yes I see that incredibly long bill of yours and beautiful prance.”
“Wait! Don’t turn away, I didn’t mean to offend you with the long bill comment. I guess you are kind of sensitive about it. Wait, WAIT! Watch where you are going! Look up! Don’t walk with your head down!—you're about to step into a really big pile of Horse Sh*t!”
Where else but Texas could a birder photograph a beautiful Long-billed Curlew in front of a really big pile of horse manure!