Whimbrel or curlew?

Whimbrel or curlew?

Observation - Whimbrel or curlew? - UK and Ireland. Description: The facial features - pale stripe above, and darker stripe across the eye - seem more distinct than I'd expect for a curlew, but I can't be sure. Photographed from across the river, several hundred metres away, so not ideal quality pictures.

The facial features - pale stripe above, and darker stripe across the eye - seem more distinct than I'd expect for a curlew, but I can't be sure. Photographed from across the river, several hundred metres away, so not ideal quality pictures.