Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I have been busy taking out visiting birders of late. The primThe top bird of course being the threatened Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
Inspite of it's presence it is never that easy to find as the bird change feeding pans according best water level in the pans. Still, on each occasion when the bird was a priority on the agenda the bird was seen.

A very exciting addition to our avifauna since a couple of years back is the White-faced Plover. There is only one confirmed individual here this year at Lampakbia but this individual has proven to be reliable.
Sometimes during hightide it does move away a bit from the sandspit but always reappears as the tide begins to go down.
Isn't he a charmer?


Unravel said...

Wow you've started updating this blog again!
I really miss Thai shorebirds. It's been a long long time...
Hope I'll be able to make a short trip somewhere during the christmas holiday before going back to Thailand to see some shorebirds around the bay in Fukuoka. However, the number of birds are not as large as in Thailand.

Nick Upton said...

Nice photos, nice ones of the redshanks.

There are definitely at least 2 Spoon-billed Sandpipers at Laem Pak Bia, they have slightly different plumages and I have seen them next to each other.