Whimbrel and More at Wheatley Harbour

A flock of 66 Whimbrels was on the beach at Wheatley Harbour for many hours. They were restless with zugunruhe, flying often but returning to the same spot, until they finally flew at 5:20 p.m. 22 May 2017. Wheatley is a favourite place for Whimbrel to rest on northbound migration..

 

Whimbrel with Ruddy Turnstones and Dunlin at Wheatley Harbour on 22 May 2017.

 

Magnificent Whimbrel on their way to the breeding grounds. Wheatley Harbour on 22 May 2017.

 

Dunlin and Ruddy Turnstone on the beach at Wheatley Harbour