Friday, 15 July 2016

Wandering Whimbrel

I recently received an email with the photos below attached of Whimbrel D74 feeding in pasture fields at Dokkedal in Denmark on 11th July 2016. This is a great sighting and according to the BTO's online ringing reports it is only the fourth record of a BTO ringed Whimbrel in Denmark. It was originally ringed on spring passage on 30th April 2016 at Llanon, Ceredigion

Photos © Jens V. Vendelbo

Additionally, Dolly, one of the two Curlews we satellite-tagged at Dolydd Hafren, that was confirmed nesting on the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire (map shown in the last blog post), has now crossed the Irish Sea and is hanging around the Barrow Estuary near Waterford in Southern Ireland. Sadly Fran, the other bird, has not been heard of since Mid April and I'm afraid the tag has either failed or she is no longer with us.

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