This is about as good a view as I can
get of a whimbrel from
my back yard. The whimbrel is a long legged shore bird, normally
expected to be in the wetlands. But sometimes they feed in
irrigated fields or lawns, saturated after a heavy rain.
The most notable characteristic of the
whimbrel is its very long, down curved bill.
Here is a flock of whimbrels arriving
at a nearby strawberry field.
Rather than eating the strawberries,
whimbrels are looking for worms and such.
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