Sunday, November 25, 2012

Waders, waders, waders!

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.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

1st year male White-faced Plover

Male White-faced Plover assuming breeding plumage.

As above

Male Malaysian Plover

Female Malaysian Plover

Asian Dowitcher

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