Saturday, February 1, 2014

2 week trip! Part 1

In January I had the honor of assisting a German couple to 2 weeks of birding in Central and Northern Thailand. It is always so nice to be out with folks with passion and genuine joy for the birds themselves and yet striving for seeing as much as possible but without it becoming a frustration. 

We set out for the waders and ended up with over 40 species seen. I didn't use my camera much with the waders as much of my time was occupied with the spotting scope. 
During the boat ride out to the sand spit I had a chance to click away. Some great views of the Chinese Egret along the way. Note the smudgy bill and the green legs.




The tide had dropped enough for some larger gulls to congregate out there. Here is a pair of Heuglin's Gull at the spit.


                    Pallas's was also in the area as seen in this flight shot.



           The dark phased morph of Pacific Reef Egret is always a beauty to behold!


           Snipes can be very obvious at the King's project and this time I got a Pintailed Snipe in the open.
         

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