Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Sensational Spoonies..!

It is always a highlight of our Thailand tour to visit the shorebird mecca of Pak Thale and today did not disappoint because within literally a few seconds of setting up our scopes we were watching the first of six Spoon-billed Sandpipers seen this morning. In fact all six were in the same saltpan right in front of us at one stage and we spent a rather long time soaking up the views of this mega, which is classified as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International. It’s always a trifle difficult to focus on one species here as there are just so many birds present, but this is such a rare bird and we were treated to the best views I’ve ever had here.

A selection of photos taken this morning of Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

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