Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Spoon Billed Sandpiper (Photo Library)

This is the first version of Spoon Billed Sandpiper Photographic Library as with all photographic libraries it will be updated when new photo's / video's become available. Photo above and 6 below were taken at Yangkou Estuary, Rudong, China, April 2011.
Photo and 2 video's below was taken at Khok Kham salt pans, Gulf of Thailand, March 2008.


Friday, 6 May 2011

Lesser Yellow Legs (Photographic Library) Updated Version 2

Whilst away I recieved and email advising me that the side link for the photographic Library for Lesser Yellow Legs wasn't working. This is the first chance I have had to rectify the link and then I realised that I hadn't updated this library. Photo above and 2 below are new photos added to this photographic library for Lesser Yellow Legs. These photo's were taken earlier on in the year whilst on the Azores. These photos were taken at the Cabo da Praia quarry, Terceira.
The above photo is of a juvenile Lesser Yellow Legs alongside a juvenile White Rumped Sandpiper at the Cabo da Praia quarry, Terceira, Azores, October 2010. The below photos are of 2 Juvenile birds at Lagoa Ginal, Terceira, Azores, September 2010.
The below photos are of an adult bird at Basher lake, Anchorage, Alaska, June 2010. There were 2 pairs nesting within this area of Taiga forest which is just on the edge of town. Also a pair of Solitary Sandpipers were present here and whilst I was taking these photos Wilsons Snipe were drumming over head.
The bird above was tarpped, ringed, colour ringed and had a geolocator installed. Also samples of feathers were taken.

The below video clip is of the 2 juveniles at Lagoa Ginjal, Terceira, Azores, September 2010, there was alos a Wood Sandpiper present this day. The first Lesser Yellow Legs I saw was with Lee Dingain at Farlington Marshes, Hampshire,September 1986. I have also seen one in the Thames complex at East Tilbury, January 1999.