This is a whimbrel video, from the Brouwersdam in the Netherlands.
17 December 2010.
Below, close to the floodline, whimbrels and sanderlings feeding.
Ringed plovers and Kentish plovers.
An Arctic skua.
As we leave, twenty stone curlews in the sand dunes.
A bit further, cattle egrets follow a flock of sheep.
Two Whimbrels tracked by scientists from a US university have been shot by hunters on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, highlighting the continuing lack of protection for migratory shorebirds in this important part of their flyway: here.
- Stone curlews died underweight because of ‘cold spring’ (worldwaders.wordpress.com)
- Ruff, redshank and wigeon (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- White eastern curlew in Australia (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Meet Postel, The Tagged Whimbrel (worldwaders.wordpress.com)
- Marsh tits, parakeets, starlings and sanderlings (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Populations of wading birds halved (scotsman.com)
- Oregon parks department, city of Gearhart developing shorebird plan (oregonlive.com)