Sunday, April 3, 2011

Asian Dowitcher

This morning I paid a visit to Khok Kham, Samut Sakorn with the intention of photographing some shorebirds. I ofcourse hoped to find and get close to this rather uncommon bird: Asian Dowitcher.

The salt pans were full of little calidrises and I managed many shots of them.
It wasn't until the tide started to go down that I drove off to the newly opened up mangrove research/conservation centre. A nicely paved road in between some deeper pans helped me to slowly creep up on these larger shorebirds.

Later on I went to the boardwalk and saw a couple of Asian Dowitchers in breeding plumage but they were backlit and too far away.

Still, these are easily my best shots of the Asian Dowitcher.

Here together with Common Redshank and Black-tailed Godwits.

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