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IMG_7538-s

Observed: 17th May 2013 By: stevefraserukstevefraseruk’s reputation in Birdsstevefraseruk’s reputation in Birdsstevefraseruk’s reputation in Birds
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stevefraseruk's picture

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) ??

Have been told that it is possibly a Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

scarpermac's picture

Whimbrel / Curlew

As a birder of little experience the head markings are the only way I can confidently identify whimbrel vs. curlew (I know there is the bill difference but I find this very hard to spot without a direct comparison) and as the head is none too clear here I can't be sure, hopefully one of the masters will help more!?

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/

Ray Turner's picture

May be...

Bill looks quite long to me and the head (what we can see of it) is quite plain so I think probably a Curlew.

Ray

Ray