common sandpiper

It was so difficult for me to identify this bird and I had to ask Khun Wittawat Noulin (Guide K) to help me with this. I ┬ádon’t have a bird book of Thailand. I am an artists and I paint birds. Now my intention in collecting all birds in Thailand is for me to document myself as I am working and living here in Thailand. Other birds can follow as me and my wife travel around Southeast Asia and the world. It is really difficult to identify shorebirds and seabirds as they almost look the same. Sometimes the difference can only be the colour of the bill or legs, specific similar markings on their wings and so on. One must have a careful eye, or not. Then, just ask somebody who knows better.

Paknam Thale, Petchaburi, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Straightforward jpeg, absent enhancements

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