Thursday, September 27, 2012

Grey-tailed Tattler

 This is a bird I don't see very often. It is primarily a passage migrant and doesn't show up much on salt pans or away from the coast. When I heard there were a few of them at Prasae, Rayong some 200 km from my home I 'did the dash', hired a boat and got some pix. There were 5 of them mixed in with about 300 Terek Sandpipers. The birds were skittish and I never managed to get as close to them as I would have liked.
Some of the birds were still in breeding pluamge with scaly breasts. Others were more plain looking in winter plumage.

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