Today I was up at 02:00hrs and ventured out alone at 03:00hrs. I wallked to the area of fresh water pools which are being created by the snow melt. There were several Red Necked Phalaropes present and shortly after I relocated this flag marked Mongolian Plover (photo's above & Below) This flag has the numbers 98 inscribed in to the Yellow flag which indicates that this individual was trapped and ringed at Broome, Australia. I then found the nest of this bird which contained a clutch of 3 eggs which the "norm"for this species.
After this I ventured in to the area of Morane Hills and walked alone ever scanning for Bear's in the distance. I walked several miles in search of Spoon Billed Sandpiper's but the wind and rain was to stong and made listening for singing birds impossible.
Above shows the female sitting and below shows a colour ringed chart that I thought might be of some use to you for colour / flag ringed waders if you ever observe some. The day ended with the first "Twitch" of the expedition with 4 Ross's Gull's being found in the afternoon by a local fisherman. We all headed down to the area late evening once the news was out. There was 1 full breeding summer plumaged adult and 3 1st summer's present as well as 4 Sabines Gull's sitting in the Tern Roost. The Gull's were distant though and only scope views so no chance of photo's. Maybe next time ??