Sunday, May 01, 2022

Cold Edge

Yesterdays Whimbrel still there this morning, thought it would have moved on. Thanks to BS for this mornings update.

I managed a couple of half-decent shots yesterday with the Panasonic Lumix. A scarce bird locally, being a spring passage bird here that winters in Africa and breeds in Northern Europe.

Click on the shots to enlarge to show the dark eye-stripe and dark top to the head with a pale crown stripe. Much shorter bill and slightly smaller than our local Curlews, with a few other subtle differences.


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Great find and photo Dave.
Could easily been mistaken for a Curlew, especially up there!
A smile bringer, no doubt 😊.

John Marsh said...

Nice photos Dave.

Dave Brotherton said...

Nice Pics David, wish I could've got up there to see them but been too ill