After a busy day spent arranging a few things for next week. I decided to check the run up of the tide at the roost. The high tide was at just on 19:00hrs and so I arrived on site at 17:00hrs. There were a few Terek Sands present including the individual above and below.
Above shows the area of beach at the south side of the river-mouth. I "think" that the northern side of the river-mouth is more productive for waders as this is where I had the grey tailed tattler during my first visit and I could see more waders on that side of the river mouth this evening.
Above and below shows a female Malaysian Plover this bird was present with 3 other Malaysian Plovers this evening.
Below shows a male Malaysian Plover present on the rocks. Other birds in the roost today included: 9 PGP's, 1 Sanderling, 11 Turnstone, 30+ Greater & 20+ Lesser Sandplover's, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 9 Common & 17 Terek Sandpipers. 2 White Bellied sea-Eagle, 2 Brahminy Kites, 1 Little Heron, and 5 Blue Tailed Bee-Eaters. I have made it my aim to try and find at least one colour / flag ringed wader in this roost during my visits to and from the Island. A colour / flag ringed Terek Sand would be nice!
Below shows a storm arriving as they do everyday at present and I am advised that these are just the pre-monsson rains. "PRE-MONSOON" I wonder how bad the monsoon will actually be when it arrives?