Excellent find by George, and many thanks for the phone call Matt, and both a County and British and Irish tick for myself. One Cuckoo also seen.
(bottom 2 pictures digi-scoped by DC)
When compared with a Eurasian Whimbrel, it was larger with a
longer bill with a pinkish base to the lower mandible, paler and
bolder head pattern with a good crown stripe.
In flight the all brown barred rump and tail coverts were obvious.
The axillaries and under-wings, were well barred with warm
colouring, while the Eurasian Whimbrel is much paler.
Hudsonain Whimbrel at Church Norton.
(digi-scoped by DC)
Whimbrel at Church Norton for comparision