Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Some more on Identification

Little Ringed Plover - juvenile
Wat Norng Blah Lai

I am laughing at myself for not being able to ID this little bird from Sunday. I posted on BirdForum and Lappkrabben and Manne put me right. I thought it must be either a Greater or a Lesser Sandplover and thought Greater most likely! Now that I have been advised it is a Little Ringed Plover juv., I can see it immediately. I really couldn't see it at the time. I didn't take any real notice of the eye-ring, but it is there, at least emerging. It is by no means as pronounced and easy to see as that of the adult, in fact it is a very distinct yellow on adults. However I was tying myself in knots about sandplovers!

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