Wednesday, 3 March 2010

2nd February 2010 Patdi and LRK.

The village of Patdi is supposed to be a really good place for photographing waders on the marsh near the village centre, and is indeed covered in waders, but also turds, dead dogs and anything else that can be thrown in there by the locals ! We stopped there briefly, then went to the village tank instead, this was quite good with Greater Thick-Knee, 4 Spot-billed Ducks, 150+ Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse and 50+ Avocets as well as a few Greater Flamingo and Temminck's Stints.
The afternoon was spent in the Little Rann Lake area where nothing new was added.
The day ended with yet another puncture on the way back to the camp, birding while the tyre was being changed - Yellow-wattled Lapwings, Rose-coloured Starlings and a Bay-backed Shrike were seen.

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse.

Greater Thick-Knee.

Rose-coloured Starling.

Spot-billed Ducks.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing.

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