Whimbrel Roost - Brocholes Nature Reserve - 24th April 2011

Brockholes Nature Reserve is a well known site to see this passing migrant as they make they way to Iceland from their North Afican wintering grounds. Slightly smaller the resident Curlew and distinguished by the stripe above its eye they roost in ever increasing numbers between the end of April and mid May. Last nights count was 89 birds with 2 Curlew amongst them before the light faded at 21.00. Wimbrel numbers and other sightings from the site can be found on their facebook site Brockholes Sightings (this page is run by birders and not LWT)


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