22 September 2010

On this day (September 22nd)....................





September 22nd 2009.


Curlew Sandpiper at Oshamanbe. I initially overlooked this as a Dunlin until it was pointed out that it was in fact a Curlew Sandpiper. Not rare as such but still a pretty nice find and one I've yet to see down in Hakodate.


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6 comments:

  1. There are Curlew Sands around here at the moment Stu. Interesting that your and our occurence times coincide, and yes it is easy to pass over a flock of Dunlin and miss the odd CS.

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  2. There were more numbers of Crulew Sandpiper than usual around Ishikari to Tomakomai in this season.
    I saw about 10 individuals, against 1 individual last year.

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  3. Hi Phil, 25 years ago TO THE DAY I saw a flock of 30 or so Curlew Sandpipers on the Ribble in Penwortham...........

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  4. It's totally opposite from what's in Thailand. Curlew Sandpiper is just one of the commonest waders to be found in the Gulf of Thailand, while Dunlin is a super duper rare vegrant.

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  5. Really? I had no idea.........

    I've only seen 2 in Japan, a few more in the UK but they're not common there either...........

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  6. Curlew Sand is common in SL too. Nice capture.

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