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Whimbrel

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Common Name Whimbrel
Scientific Name Numenius phaeopus
Status Restricted
Interest Level
3/5
Related Species Sandpipers
Flower Visible
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Look for A curlew-like bird slightly smaller and with a distinct bend in the bill
Habitat Reference
Summary

An occasional visitor seen primarily during migration in spring and autumn but it also over winters in Dorset


 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

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2 more Whimbrel were in Lytchett Bay this morning https://t.co/wET2I1GTtg
Tweet Date:
12/04/2017 - 20:30
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Whimbrel in beautiful light at Lodmoor this evening. https://t.co/XXYR7iCwOb
Tweet Date:
23/04/2017 - 21:30
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Whimbrel , Lytchett Bay https://t.co/OIIJ1ncFCd
Tweet Date:
30/04/2017 - 15:00
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Noticeable increase in Whimbrel around Lytchett bay today, I counted 8 although more likely well into double figures https://t.co/9rcoCmMFH1
Tweet Date:
18/07/2017 - 19:00
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
26/09/2017 - 10:09 Sue Smith

RT @BicycleBirder: A whimbrel, YBW and wheatear at #Portland yesterday @NatureUK @DorsetBirdClub https://t.co/CjNGooxWve

08/09/2017 - 13:38 Debby Saunders

Early afternoon Ferrybridge add Whimbrel, Knot and Sanderling to the list

06/09/2017 - 11:08 Debby Saunders

Nothing different at Ferrybridge except Yellow-legged Gull and Whimbrel past, also 45 Meadow Pipits north (over to you, Ian 🙂)

02/09/2017 - 09:00 Paul Harris

Rodden Hive: Green Sand, Whimbrel, Blackwit, Grey Plover, Knot, Turnstone, 5 Sanderling, Common Sand, ~100 Dunlin + RP's

23/08/2017 - 18:48 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group A decent selection of #waders around #ChristchurchHarbour today. Details now at https://t.co/Rk6oPdpb9y
22/08/2017 - 11:36 Jol Mitchell Wader fest while monitoring the @harbourospreys in this mornings murk - 5 Greenshank , 1 Green Sand, 5 Whimbrel, 80 Blackwits @harbourbirds
21/08/2017 - 17:50 Ian Ballam 2 Whimbrel were pushed onto #lytchettFields as the tide rose this morning https://t.co/O716MP3Jq8
15/08/2017 - 20:53 Barbara Bisset RT @l33dtn: @dougaldog @RSPBArne @harbourbirds @harbourospreys Evening stroll, 5 Spoonbills, 7 Dunlin, green and Redshank, Curlew, whimbrel…
11/08/2017 - 09:24 Jol Mitchell 7 Spoonbills just flew over Osprey watchppint; also Whimbrels calling @harbourbirds
10/08/2017 - 19:17 Freddy Alway The fleet pelagic season has started. Lol. 50 Dunlin 20 rp 4 com sand. Whimbrel ww wt. 6 wheatear on chesil.7 scote… https://t.co/0tv3R5tpWB
09/08/2017 - 08:10 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this wet morning 45 Dunlin, 75 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, Redshank, Whimbrel, 16 Turnstone, Wheatear
07/08/2017 - 18:53 Ian Ballam Lytchett Bay on rising tide , 83 Dunlin, 47 Blackwit, 5 Greenshank, 3 Ringo, 90+ Redshank, 1 whimbrel & 27 Curlew @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
06/08/2017 - 07:34 Birds Poole Harbour 5 Spoonbill, 1 Spot Shank, 4 G'shank, 1 Com Sand, 10 Whimbrel, 1 Tree Pipit over mouth of Middlebere this AM @RSPBArne @DorsetBirdClub
04/08/2017 - 18:02 Steve Groves At least 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull still about today. Single Whimbrel & Turnstone best of waders. Heard only Yellow Wagtail best passerine.
04/08/2017 - 13:52 James Phillips @harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub @DWTBrownsea 13:50 Bonaparte's still present plus 2 Whimbrel 15 Common Sandpiper
03/08/2017 - 20:25 Ian Ballam A single Whimbrel dropped onto French's Pools this morning #LytchettFields https://t.co/LADjeGYTzw
03/08/2017 - 07:44 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 5 Sanderling, 13 Turnstone
02/08/2017 - 12:15 Olly Frampton at least 20 lingering/in a feeding circuit off the Bill, plus several Manx, 26 Com Scoter, 1 Whimbrel (all west) & 1 Harbour Porpoise (east)
01/08/2017 - 19:45 Ian Ballam Single Whimbrel on French's Pools #LytchettFields this morning https://t.co/7YL5URUvgL
29/07/2017 - 14:00 James Phillips Brownsea PM : 20 Little Egret, 18 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Greenshank, 1 Juv Peregrine @harbourbirds @DWTBrownsea
24/07/2017 - 12:30 Mike Morse A bit of movement this am.. 3 Yellow Wags, Whimbrel, 2 Common Sands, 1/2 Y-l Gulls and Hobby..
23/07/2017 - 15:00 Paul Harris The merest hint of wader passage at Rodden Hive with Common Sand and 2 Whimbrel. Also, scope views of @SwannerySteve, a year tick!
22/07/2017 - 09:30 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 3 Whimbrel, 3 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, 4 Sandwich Tern, 9 Dunlin, Common Buzzard south
21/07/2017 - 08:00 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 2 Whimbrel, 2 Sanderling, Common Sandpiper, 120 Med Gulls and still arriving
20/07/2017 - 08:30 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning Whimbrel, 15 Dunlin, 50 Common Tern west
19/07/2017 - 12:45 Steve Smith Garden tick no 117 today as a Whimbrel called twice this morning
19/07/2017 - 08:00 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 42 Dunlin, Sanderling, 5 Turnstone, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, 13 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper
18/07/2017 - 19:00 Ian Ballam Noticeable increase in Whimbrel around Lytchett bay today, I counted 8 although more likely well into double figures https://t.co/9rcoCmMFH1
18/07/2017 - 13:30 Ian Ballam 1st juve Med Gull of the year in Lytchett bay with 4 adults also at least 5 Whimbrels @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
12/07/2017 - 09:00 Ian Ballam 2 Whimbrels and a YL Gull in Lytchett Bay again this morning @NarwhalSh @harbourbirds
11/07/2017 - 08:00 Debby Saunders Rain shower brought down Whimbrel, Redshank Sandwich Tern and 4 more Dunlin
03/07/2017 - 07:15 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge distant 60+ Godwit flock west, 3 Turnstone, Grey Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Shelduck, Sandwich Tern
29/06/2017 - 07:00 Debby Saunders Whimbrel over at Ferrybridge this morning
31/05/2017 - 13:45 Steve Groves @Bexbirder Had your Whimbrel & a Sandwich Tern but not your diver unfortunately!
25/05/2017 - 13:00 Retweet RT @metcow33: 3 whimbrel left harbour going east + 1 still on stanpit @CHOG_birds
22/05/2017 - 13:00 Retweet RT @metcow33: Sanderling, whimbrel and yl gull in stanpit night at high tide this am @CHOG_birds
19/05/2017 - 14:45 Mike Morse A single Whimbrel, 12 Sanderling & 3 Wheatears... So, all routine until we came across this little chap... cute. https://t.co/VOyjGRisAY
19/05/2017 - 11:00 Retweet RT @terrytwitcher: Whimbrel just landed on the rocks below the Obs on East Cliffs then flew off East
18/05/2017 - 07:30 Shaun Robson Early morning #RSPBLytchettFields 5 Ringo, 4 Dunlin, Whimbrel, Lap, Oyk, Reds, Black-Wits @ianballam @harbourbirds
12/05/2017 - 19:45 Steve Groves Waders around the embayment today were 1 Whimbrel, 8 Barwits, 2 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, 5+ each of Dunlin & Ringed Plover.
11/05/2017 - 20:00 Steve Groves Just an evening visit today. Duck Garganey still, 16 Whimbrel, Barwit, Marsh Harrier but not a lot else of any note.
11/05/2017 - 20:00 Paul Harris Hour at Camp Rd this evening: 3 Poms, 20 Manx, 22 Little Tern, 15 Kittiwake, 8 Whimbrel.
11/05/2017 - 14:45 Mike Morse ...Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel & 19 Common Scoter through, 4 Spot Flys and our resident Barwit still. Pic from… https://t.co/5DAmq0IJFi
09/05/2017 - 14:15 Steve Groves Wader tally today... Sanderling, 20+ Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Whimbrel, 4 Barwits & the 3 pairs of Oystercatcher.
08/05/2017 - 13:30 Mike Morse Up to 5 Whinchats Cogden, 2 Spot Flys, Marsh Harrier, Barwit & Common Sand at Bex. 10 Whimbrel & 5 Wheatears thru.… https://t.co/tcERY1hawo
08/05/2017 - 11:00 Freddy Alway

Firecrest moonfleet. Knot greenshank sanderling.4 barwit 12 whimbrel 7 grey plover 60 Dunlin on the fleet.

08/05/2017 - 10:30 Steve Groves Duck Garganey in the Embayment 10am. 100+ Dunlin, 4 Barwit, 3 Whimbrel, Ringed Plover. Small arrival of commoner warblers. No Whinchat now.
07/05/2017 - 22:00 Retweet RT @guigna1961: #lytchettfields 3 Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, Ruff and seven Greenshank this evening.
07/05/2017 - 11:15 Paul Harris Langton Herring: Quick look at the sea produced Arctic Skua and 5 Scoter heading up the beach. 6 Whimbrel and 2 Grey Plover on the Fleet.
05/05/2017 - 18:30 Steve Groves Garganey still 5pm. 10+ Barwits still milling about. 2 Whimbrel east. 10+ Ringed Plover north. 10+ Swift. Little else.