Friday, 7 June 2013

Bird #48: Whimbrel

Common Name: Whimbrel
Scientific Name: Numenius phaeopus
Description: 15-19 inches; large bird; down curved bill; dark brown striped crown; whitish eyebrow strip; dark brown eye line; long neck; breast speckled; belly whitish; Upperparts mottled brown and white to buff and white; long legs.
Habitat: Ponds, swamps and the sea shore.
Statue: Vagrant
Photographs taken at Chancery Lane Swamp on May 29 and June 3