Thursday, August 18, 2011


 Asian Blurwitcher

Just back from a very enjoyable afternoon's wader-watching at Khok Kham foreshore on the rising tide.  There are already good numbers of waders back, particularly Curlew Sandpiper and Lesser Sand Plover, and a flock of 250 Black-tailed Godwits was joined by a group of 19 Asian DowitchersCommon Redshank and Greenshank were present in good numbers, with small numbers of Whimbrel, and Marsh Sandpiper, two Wood Sandpipers and a single Broad-billed Sandpiper. The pools further inland held at least 20 Long-toed and small groups of Red-necked Stints and a single Turnstone.

I saw Mr Tii, who said that he had seen the long-staying Sharp-tailed Sandpiper last Friday (12th August). The highlight of the non-waders was a single Osprey.

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