Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

This is a small version of the Curlew and is a long haul migrant, breeding in the far North and migrating as far as southern Africa. In Europe they often breed in open country, in upland peat bogs or on Tundra. They feed on insects, berries and marine creatures. For nesting they like short vegetation, and typically they lay 3 - 4 eggs which hatch after 27 days.