Whimbrel

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Common Name Whimbrel
Scientific Name Numenius phaeopus
Interest Level
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Related Species Sandpipers
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Summary

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


 

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2 more Whimbrel were in Lytchett Bay this morning https://t.co/wET2I1GTtg
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12/04/2017 - 20:30
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Whimbrel in beautiful light at Lodmoor this evening. https://t.co/XXYR7iCwOb
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23/04/2017 - 21:30
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Whimbrel , Lytchett Bay https://t.co/OIIJ1ncFCd
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30/04/2017 - 15:00
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
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.
05/05/2017 - 14:00 Gerry Shilham @DorsetBirdClub @PortlandBirdObs whimbrel on Chesil bank S end Ferrybridge car park now.
05/05/2017 - 13:45 Mike Morse Waders saved the morning for us with 12 Whimbrel, 11 Sanderling, 6 Barwits, Dunlin & Grey Plover between Bex & Cog… https://t.co/6229k1Wkt7
04/05/2017 - 14:15 Mike Morse 19 Whimbrel, a Red Kite & 3 Wheatears at Bex this morning before a 'just in case' diversion to Portland for R-f Fal… https://t.co/FHnmAr8vJg
03/05/2017 - 20:45 Freddy Alway 4 whimbrel 4 wheatear 3 com sand 2 barwit 2 yel wag 2 swift 7 lwt 1 little tern the best on the fleet today.
03/05/2017 - 18:15 Steve Groves Singles of Whimbrel & Snipe to add to today's poor wader tally. No passage (ie non-breeding) passerines at all today!
03/05/2017 - 16:30 Frank Gardener Through the heat haze,, two Whimbrel drop onto the lighthouse rocks among the tourists. Portland 03-05-17 https://t.co/NP4EMmOrV7
03/05/2017 - 07:15 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 3 Whimbrel 2 Grey Plover Knot Sanderling Wheatear Great Northern Diver past
02/05/2017 - 21:30 Steve Groves 1/2 Hard going today...13 Barwits & 9 Whimbrel the only migrant waders. A Wheatear the only passage (ie non-breeding) passerine migrant...
02/05/2017 - 19:30 Ian Ballam Whimbrel at Swineham this morning https://t.co/LGs8QJKjhm
02/05/2017 - 09:00 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 2 Grey Plover 4 Barwit 40 Dunlin 15 Rgd Plover 2 Whimbrel Sanderling Egyptian Goose Shelduck 17 Little Tern
01/05/2017 - 10:00 Paul Harris Rodden Hive: 1 Bonxie seen on a brief seawatch. Cuckoo now calling. Pr Mergs, 2 Whimbrel, Grey Plover and 5 Meds on the Fleet side.
01/05/2017 - 09:30 Richard from Charmouth Lyme Regis, 5.50 -9.00: 8 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, C. Scoter 20w, 30e, Sandwich Tern 6+. We gave it a go in shocking wet conditions @SueMurphy60
01/05/2017 - 08:45 Paul Harris Don't normally see much on the walk to Rodden Hive, so Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat and Cuckoo a bonus. 5 Whimbrel in the flower meadow.
30/04/2017 - 19:45 Steve Groves Long weekend off so evening visit again today. Wildfowl highlight 5 tardy Pintail. Waders - Whimbrel, R Plover, Snipe, 2 Barwit, 6 Dunlin.
30/04/2017 - 16:30 Retweet RT @NevilFowler: Ferrybridge 4pm knot, sanderling, 2 grey plov, 3 barwits, 80 dunlin, 25 rps, 2 whimbrel, turnstone
30/04/2017 - 15:00 Ian Ballam Whimbrel , Lytchett Bay https://t.co/OIIJ1ncFCd
30/04/2017 - 12:30 Mike Morse Ultimately a disappointing seawatch this am. 1 Arctic Skua (0640), 60+ C Scoter, 2 Manx, 2 Meds, 23 Whimbrel, Barwit and 2 Common Terns.
30/04/2017 - 09:30 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning so far 8 Bar-tailed Godwit 16 Whimbrel 3 Grey Plover Knot Sanderling
30/04/2017 - 07:30 Richard from Charmouth Cobb, Lyme Regis, 6.30 - 7.30: 1 Arctic Skua, 44 Common Scoter, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Diver sp.
29/04/2017 - 22:30 Retweet RT @fsteuk: Evening seawatch off the bill: 3 Arctic Skua, 53 Barwit and 5 Whimbrel the best @portlandbirdobs
29/04/2017 - 19:45 Steve Groves Just an evening visit today. Avocet the highlight. Other waders...4 Barwits, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin & the usual 3 pairs of Oystercatchers.
29/04/2017 - 15:15 RSPB Arne Whimbrel and Dartford Warbler added to the days tally.
29/04/2017 - 09:15 Joe Stockwell 6 Arctic Skua, 6 Bonxie, GN Diver, 3 RT Diver 7 Whimbrel, 45 Scoter few Waders, not bad. Wind too southerly for Chesil right now. Back pm
29/04/2017 - 09:00 Freddy Alway Lrp and 10 whimbrel tidmoor cove the fleet.
29/04/2017 - 08:30 Ian Ballam 1st Lesser Whitethroat of year in bushes by Steffi's #LytchettFields @harbourbirds 3 Whimbrels and a Common Sand in bay
29/04/2017 - 07:45 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge /Portland Harbour 5 more Pale-bellied Brent 4 Bar-tailed Godwit Whimbrel Grey Plover Greenshank Sanderling 10 B-h Gulls west
28/04/2017 - 19:15 Steve Groves Pretty quiet today. No further sightings of the Osprey & no Long-tailed Duck. Wader tally just 5 Barwits, 3 Common Sands, Whimbrel, R Plover
28/04/2017 - 15:30 Nick Hull Walk at Arne this a.m. Redstart, Wood Warbler, 12+Whimbrel, of note. Plenty of usual suspects. Sand Lizards, Adders Darties.
28/04/2017 - 12:30 James Phillips Brownsea Lagoon quiet on a big spring tide this AM 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshsnk, 32 Sandwich Tern, 19 Common tern, 80 Med Gull @harbourbirds
27/04/2017 - 16:45 Dorset Wildlife Trust Lots of birds seen on the #FleetExplorer today, Cormorants, Whimbrels, Sandwich Terns, Little Egrets, Gulls and much more #dwtwey #Dorset
27/04/2017 - 13:30 Mike Morse Well its taken a while, but finally had our first Barwit of the year this am. Also Whinchat, 17 Whimbrels, 8 Wheate… https://t.co/Tr7Yt9ZyAP
27/04/2017 - 12:45 Retweet RT @jillpr223: 8 Whimbrel Portland Bill
27/04/2017 - 10:30 Luke Phillips Pleasant morning at Clouds Hill. Steady passage of Sandwich tern, 5 Common Tern and 20ish Whimbrel. Greenshank & Grey Plover on the fleet.
Name of species Whimbrel
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