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Pete Crooks
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    Hi Eddie,

    What I’ve termed ‘the usual stop-over field’ is on the east side of Little Fell Road, south of its junction with Littledale Road (which is also known as Stock-a-Bank). In my experience Whimbrel tend to favour the large second field south of Littledale Road (SD 508 607). It is best viewed from looking down from Little Fell Road, but take care as this road can be busy with passing traffic. Whimbrel many be present at any time of day, but they will disperse to feed in the improved pasture fields across the whole of the Quernmore area. I’ve found late afternoon is a good time for them at this site, though you may need to view the field from a couple of different positions along Little Fell Road as there are several deceptive bumps and hollows that can hide roosting birds. The good news is that the Whimbrel passage tends to peak during the last week of April – so still plenty of time for seeing them.

    Pete Crooks