Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hudsonian Whimbrel - NOT!

Yesterday the news broke about a Hudsonian Whimbrel found by Rei Segali and Tuvia Kahn at Nahsholim beach. This is an amazing first record for Israel - this bird should have been in Peru right now. Yesterday I was too busy at home and couldn't go for it, and of course it showed well to all those that arrived yesterday to see it.
This morning I was on site at 06:00. I was joined by a few others, and we spent the whole morning checking the rocky coast, but the bird didn't show today. Perhaps too many fishermen and hikers along the beach. I was so depressed that I couldn't bother getting my camera out for the semi-nice birds around - Pallas's Gulls, Greater Sand-plovers, Whimbrel and Curlew etc.
Even though this is just twitching, and part of the game, I was really disappointed, I really wanted to see this bird. I was also mad at myself for not making the effort and going yesterday. Ah well. Will try again on Monday, hope it resurfaces by then.

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