Thursday, December 6, 2012

Shorebirds Time!

5 of 9 days in Yogyakarta, we spent time at Progo River Delta and Trisik Beach to get a photo of shorebirds.  Progo River Delta and Trisik Beach is a good spot for shorebirds, more than 20 species of shorebird was recorded there. The first record of Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria) in Indonesia was recorded from there too.
Around one and half hour from BBC (BIONIC Base Camp), we go there by motorcycle.

13 November 2012
We start our observation from 10.47AM until 5.28PM. We got more than 10 species of shorebirds (5 lifers for me) in one day.

- Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus) only got some record shots. This bird is very shy, unlike the other shorebirds. I took this picture from a distance (around 55 meters).

- two Oriental Pratincoles (Glareola maldivarum).

- Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) foraging with Red Knot (Calidris canutus). They allowed me to get closer to them.
Great Knot

another Great Knot

Red Knot foraging

another Red Knot

another Great Knot

- Suddenly two Sanderlings (Calidris alba) landed among the flock, just for a second and then flew away again.
Sanderling with Red Knot

In the afternoon, a hundred of Wood Sandpipers , Pacific Golden Plover, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint, Sanderling, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover, Knots, and the others come to the roosting site.

Bar-tailed Godwit come closer to me

Bar-tailed Godwits with other Shorebirds and Terns

Bar-tailed Godwit bathing

another Bar-tailed Godwit foraging

two Whimbrels

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

In the field:

"Swimming is not a bad idea after observation"

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