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Most recent photos of Whimbrel (25)
Point de st clement,Charent Maritime,France, France 05/09/16
This year birds were again fitted with satellite transmitters at their important staging site in the Lower Derwent Valley in North Yorkshire. Find out more about the movements of 'Wallace', one of the birds that was caught. read on
Last spring a Whimbrel was fitted with a satellite tag at the Wheldrake Ings staging site in North Yorkshire. 'Wally' has since wintered in West Africa and is due to depart the wintering area soon. Find out more about the satellite-tagging project. read on
Whimbrel - The May Bird
The spring Whimbrel roost at Wheldrake Ings in North Yorkshire has long been an exciting feature of the site. Local birder Dave Tate provides some background on staging sites for the species. log in
Possible Hudsonian Whimbrel – Frodsham (Cheshire), 26th June 2002
The birder's motto should be 'always expect the unexpected', as Mike Anderson found out one evening in late June when he stumbled across a dark-rumped Whimbrel... log in
Spring Whimbrel Roosts in Lancashire
A local perspective on this topical migrant by Blackpool birder Steve Dunstan log in
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