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I hoped I could finally take pictures of the curlew in Iceland, as its gallery consists of several randomly captured images of documentary value. What a pity, there was no possibility. There in Iceland it is even less common bird than in Poland. But to console I was able to photograph its "smaller" version – the whimbrel. But it's probably not the bad way to say “I managed” as whimbrels were quite common, and their population in Iceland is estimated at 250 thousand of individuals (2014). The whimbrel weighs to 600 grams with a wingspan of 90 centimeters. Many times I have seen them on the endless wet meadows in the company of common redshanks, golden plovers, black-tailed godwits and common snipes. Besides common redshanks it was the most common species and therefore it is already clear why I managed to collect such a large collection of interesting photos. Recording sounds was not so easy but I succeeded finally. And we have a beautiful wader (Charadriiformes) which I could observe in Iceland on the seaside, where it was feeding on the shore a few hours after sunrise, i.e. at 5 am...
Last minute news -06/2018 Iceland
Its gallery was already one of my favorite. However, I could not help taking a few more pictures of the whimbrel. Unfortunately, I did not succeed with young whimbrels. I saw them several times but they were always going into hiding among the bushes and grasses. The gallery has been rebuilt
Last minute news – 01/2019 Tenerife -Spain
In winter, in Tenerife, I hoped to find more birds. Although it was not a "birding" trip but it was always worth trying. And in the case of the whimbrel, I can say that I succeeded. Walking along a busy promenade along the seashore, some 30-40 meters from the promenade, the bird was feeding at the very coastline. It merged with the surroundings and no one paid any attention to. I assembled the camera set and moved closer. Many interesting photos were taken for my favorite gallery, which I rebuilt again.

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