Monday, July 22, 2013

Passage waders

A morning trip to Khok Kham this morning was never going to give brilliant views of waders as I knew I would hit low tide.  Despite this I managed to find at least three Asian Dowitchers amongst one of the closer groups of Black-tailed Godwits, and an early Broad-billed Sandpiper (Round, 2008 states the first record as being 3rd August). There were also quite a few Curlew Sandpipers around, and good numbers of Lesser Sandplovers, including several full summer plumaged male schaeferi (part of the atrifrons group).

I also had my first go at digiscoping with the Nikon V1 & 10-30mm lens attached to my Swaro 65 HD (25-50x zoom), see below.

Javan Pond Heron, digiscoped.


Gerry Brett said...

Dave what an auspicious start to your digiscoping career! Great shot for starters. Well done.

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