Sunday, July 13, 2014

12th July - Thailand Tattler

I spent this afternoon looking for waders ar Khok Kham with a recently arrived Canadian expat birder.

We struggled a bit to locate the wader flocks, arriving too late to see birds on the mudflats due to the rapidly rising spring tide, and birds seemed to be well spread out over the saltpans.  Eventually we found a flock of Common Redshank and on close approach in the car we soon found that they were joined by three Grey-tailed Tattlers (the first time I've encountered this species in Thailand, and only the second time ever, having twitched the Scottish bird almost twenty years ago!).

G-t Tattler amongst eastern Common Redshank

The Common Redshanks numbered approximately a hundred whilst other waders encountered were two Common Greenshank, three Pacific Golden Plovers, two Greater Sand Plovers, c. 20 Lesser Sand Plover, two Black-tailed Godwits, and approximately 80 orientalis Eurasian Curlews (pictures below).


Lyle said...

I enjoy your blog and the photos. The Eurasian curlew in flight were especially good. Thanks

Peter Ericsson said...

Happy for your Tattler!