24 April 2024

Whimbrel – Dhahran Cricket Field

A few single Whimbrel have been seen on the Cricket Field during April but they have kept their distance and have not shown thier underwing patterns to try to work out if there is anything interesting about them. I wanted to get a photo of the underwing pattern of the bird in flight to check for signs of Steppe Whimbrel. Trying to take photos of the bird flying was quite difficult, as it just run away and keep its distance, but luckily for me a walker frightened the bird and I managed to get a few flight shots. Although the bird has quite a pale underwing the underwing pattern does not show anything too unusual meaning it is a normal Whimbrel subspecies we get in the Eastern Province.