Post details: Didn't go or just got back - a question I can't answer

2009-06-26

Didn't go or just got back - a question I can't answer

Permalink 21:00:41, Categories: Observation by Howard  

I spent the morning going around Maharraq on the high tide - I was surprised by the number and variety of waders that I found. I must have seen over fifty Greater Sand Plovers alone but beside the odd expected Grey Plover and Kentish I found Lesser Sand Plover, Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Turnstone and three Terek Sandpipers - Add to these Western Reef Heron, Saunders's and Little Terns, Lesser Crested and White-cheeked Terns - the shore line was pretty busy.

Starting with my favourite shot of the day = a family portrait of Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Lesser Sand Plover - almost showing a white collar
Lesser Sandplover

Lesser Sandplover with two Kentish for size comparison
Plovers

Saunders's Tern
Saunders's Tern

Saunders's Tern

Little Tern starting with a youngster
Little Tern


Little Tern

Little Tern

Western Reef Heron - probably this years bird -
Western Reef Heron

Found what it was looking for
Western Reef Heron

Terek Sandpipers with Greater Sand Plovers - a picture taken straight into the early morning sun
Terek Sandpipers

Redshank
Redshank

Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

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