bobby tulloch - return to homepage
homebobby tulloch profileimage galleriesthe old haashetlandyelllinkscontacts

HOME Image Galleries Birds Photographed in Shetland Images Image details
A Whimbrel and chick
Click to Enlarge

Previous | Next

To enquire about purchasing or using this image, please contact us.
Image details:  
Image Description: A Whimbrel and chick
Image notes: A young whimbrel comes out for a look. The distinguishing crown marks are useful for bird-spotters and clearly visible in this photo.
Species in Image: Whimbrel
Date: 1972,19th.June.
Area: Fetlar
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00850

General details:  
Common Name Whimbrel
Latin Name Numenius phaeopus
Shetland Name Peerie Whaap
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Scolopacidae
Common Family Name Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits, Curlews & Phalaropes
Description Fairly common breeding bird and passage migrant. Highest numbers are from May to August. Whimbrels like the short stunted vegetation of the dryer hills for nesting, the four pointed egg laid in a mere scrape.
Home | Profile | Image Galleries | The Old Haa | Shetland | Yell | Links | Contacts
Copyright © Bobby Tulloch 2004. All rights reserved.
Developed by NB Communication