The Whimbrel is a large wading bird. It is a long-legged, brown and white underparts and buff underparts. It has faint streaks on sides and flanks with white-striped crown. This curlew has a long, black, decurved bill. Tail and rump are brown and black barred. Legs and feet are blue-gray. Preferred habitats include: marshes, prairies, shorelines, and mudflats.
Spotted feeding along the swash zone in the late afternoon. This bird feeds on small invertebrates and crabs.
A group of Whimbrels has many collective nouns, including: Bind Contradiction Fling Hill or… my favorite- Time-step.