Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spoonie, late March!

 The weather is very hot now and some sporadic rains have started to fall. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is getting ready to leave for breeding grounds in Northern Siberia.
On this morning myself and Bengt Legnell, an old friend from Sweden, were blessed with a couple of hours of viewing 3 individuals at Paktaley, Thailand.

 2 of the birds were in winter plumage but the 3rd one was pretty far into summer plumage.
I never got close enough for good images as there was a wide canal between us and the next dyke by the birds.




The birds were feeding frantically as though they couldn't get enough. 

Another season with the Spoonie has gone by. May they be blessed on their breeding grounds and come back here in Thailand again in mid October!

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