Monday, January 27, 2014

25th January - Pak Thale

A day birding at Pak Thale and Laem Pak Bia produced a bunch of the usual suspects - a single Spoon-billed Sandpiper and 48 Nordmann's Greenshanks leading the field of 30-odd species of waders that we encountered, with others including at total of 28 Red-necked Phalaropes (including a flock of 21 at the Abandoned Building), Malaysian and White-faced Plover.  Other highlights included one Chinese Egret (plus a confusing Little Egret with oddly black-and-green legs (see photo below).

A late afternoon visit to Nong Plaa Lai raptor watchpoint produced just one Eastern Marsh Harrier but all three species of Weaver.

Pacific Goldie
Nordmann's Greenshanks
Red-necked Phals

RN Phal with Marsh Sandpiper
heat-hazed Chinese Egret
Heuglin's, and Pallas's Gulls

odd-legged Little Egret
Green Bee-eater

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Super day out David, I could not have asked for better. Over 60 species and 20 of them lifers for me.