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Whimbrel (one entangled in netting)

Observed: 4th May 2009 By: jason.birtjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birdsjason.birt’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Three separate whimbrels from amongst 20-30 that were present on the eastern approach to Marazion.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

tootsietim's picture

Compare with my post

Compare with my post http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/8968 which showed curlew head markings.

jason.birt's picture

Curlew/Whimbrel

Looked at yours and looked at RSPB site - agreed, it's a whimbrel! Must reduce the confidence of my IDs...!

Jason Birt

camelbirder's picture

Whimbrel

The Marazion Area hold nationally important numbers of Whimbrel during spring migration. In some years the numbers here are greater than at any other site in Britain.

Derek.