Sunday, 11 March 2018

Lesser Crested Terns - Krabi Estuary, 2018.


Being out on the mudflats of Krabi Estuary looking for Shorebirds also allowed some nice viewing of the Lesser Crested Tern flock which was present. On the 07/03/18 there was c260 but this is a very conservative count as this was only of birds on a sand bar pre-high tide with undoubtedly many other birds present in the area. See video below of a small part of the flock on a sand bar - pre-high tide roost. 


I was looking & hoping for birds wearing some bling of some sort but standard metal rings were all that I could observe and at a distant with the brightness of the sun reflecting off of these rings could look like white plastic rings at times but unfortuantley not. These metal rings were to far to even attempt to read as the flock was edgy due to the incomming water pushing up prior to high tide.  

Lesser Crested Terns perched up on the fishing poles and nets at high tide - Krabi - Estuary, March 2018




Lesser Crested Tern with fish, Krabi - Estuary, March 2018

Great Crested Tern - perched up on a fishing pole at high tide - Krabi - Estuary, March 2018

Great Crested Terns were also present in lower numbers with a count of 14 roosting on fishing poles at high tide - Krabi Estuary 07/03/2018. 
Great Crested Tern - perched up on a fishing pole at high tide - Krabi - Estuary March, 2018
Great Crested Tern fl-by as going to land on a fishing pole - Krabi Estuary, March 2018.


1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun in the sun ! I think LC Tern is a "possible" bird to get here in HK, but it's not happened yet !

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