nr Ma’agan Michael
SENSATIONAL! Now that’s a long way from home!
Found yesterday, 6th February 2014. Yoav the Perlman got in touch yesterday to say a dark-rumped Whimbrel had been seen, during the day, at Nakhsholim beach, Carmel coast. One might expect the east Asian variegatus to be the more likely choice. However I think, gut reaction, it is hudsonicus with that lovely buffy ground colour to underwing and flanks – flanks should be bit more barred and underwing and flanks should be whiter for variegatus and the back is wholly dark (usually some white on variegatus)– plus nice big whiter supercilium. Adult like feathers over upperparts but would need to look into aging more.
Flippin’ well done Rei and Tuvia Khan. Let the superb photos of Rei Segali do the talking.