Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dotterel magic, Pendle Hill, 5th-6th May 2013

I made two evening visits to Pendle on these days and was treated to
views of Dotterel on the first evening down to less than arms length!
The Birds were completely relaxed and while i was just inches away
one of the Birds began to roost! Surprisingly, apart from another
birder on the evening of the 6th, i had them all to myself.

I spent in the region of seven hours and took around 2000 images.
Just a few here for your viewing pleasure.

This final image shows the Birds flying off to the north.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Whiskered Terns, Bang Poo Pier, Thailand

Some close-up views of Whiskered Tern were had at bang Poo,
near Bangkok, Thailand. I made a couple of visits at the beginning
and end of my recent trip there.

Brown-headed Gulls

Whiskered Tern, moulting into summer plumage

One of two Black-headed Gulls were present among
the thousands of Brown-headed.


Painted Stork on the nearby lagoons

View from the main hide

Marsh Sandpiper

Black-tailed Godwits

Brahminy Kite