I’m on holiday for a week’s holiday on the Isles of Scilly. We have been to Tresco today to see a Hudsonian Whimbrel (amongst lots of other things). This is a very rare vagrant from North America and I think there have only been 11 other records in Britain!
The Hudsonian Whimbrel is told from ‘our’ Whimbrel as it doesn’t have a white rump – instead it is buff coloured. Haven’t got any photos of this but we did see the bird fly and therefore saw its rump.