If you ask me, that long, slightly upturned bill has got to get in the way. Of course, they probably aren't too interested in my opinion on the matter, and in reality those bills are a great benefit for them. Having a bill that long helps them probe deeper into soft mud for mollusks, and they're great for catching aquatic insects and even grasshoppers when feeding in grasses. So I'm content to admire them. What a fantastic bird!