The Small Pratincoles breed on the exposed river bed. Such great flier they are.
The Red-throated Pipit was a 1st time photographed species for me.
I haven't been keeping this blog nearly as updated as it could be. Still I hope it is a blessing somehow. My photographic site is at www.pbase.com/peterericsson
|Tommy Pedersen from the UAE and Vincent Everts both passed through Bangkok on business. What better way of spending a day but to look for rare waders at Petchaburi? I seriously don't know of any more diverse site on the planet. In the end we saw 2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 6 Nordmann's Greenshanks, 62 Asian Dowitchers (incredible amount), 2 White-faced Plovers, 6 Malaysian Plovers, 1 Small Pratincole (uncommon in the area), 12 Grey-headed Lapwings, 30 Terek Sandpipers and 3 rare Chinese Egrets. Of course we saw a lot of the more regular waders as well and plenty of other birds.|
|1st year male White-faced Plover|
|Male White-faced Plover assuming breeding plumage.|
|Male Malaysian Plover|
|Female Malaysian Plover|