Saturday, 25 December 2010

Huay Mai Teng Reservoir

Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius jerdoni
Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi Province

A quick spin up to the reservoir after Christmas dinner gave me an unexpected bonus: 30 or so Small Pratincoles sitting down near the water's edge. Unfortunately there was a lot of human activity in the surrounding area and the birds were airborne before I could finish counting them. Beautiful, small, greyish birds with a distinguishing white wing window. I opted to look and  count as opposed to photograph so sadly no visual record. However there was a flock of these birds here last winter and I expect they will be around for a while and offer other opportunities. Elsewhere a few Little Ringed Plovers happy to pose for the camera. Thereafter the usual suspects with possibly a flash of a rain quail.

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