An afternoon at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves.

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My hand phone view from the main hide. So lucky that the main pond was dry today and the waders decided to roost here. You cannot ask for the waders to be nearer than this. One Eurasian Curlew, two Black-tailed Godwits (six according to Adrian Gopal), one Barred-tailed Godwit, two Terek Sandpipers were all here, among the Whimbrels, Common Redshanks and Greenshanks, Lesser Sand and Pacific Golden Plovers and Marsh Sandpipers.

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Whimbrels spooked by a passing Brahminy Kite
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A Common Redshank returning to the main flock for safety in numbers.
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The Whimbrels are one of the best reference waders use to separate the other more difficult waders.
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Barwit or Blackwit? Even though the tip of the tail looks black this is a Bar-tailed Godwit. Note the shorter tiba. The black tips are the primaries.
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Same bird as above taken a few second later in a hurry. The upturned bill and the upper tail are diagnostic. Thanks to Ben Lee for pointing this out to me.
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The expression on this Terek Sandpiper says it all.
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The unmarked white underwing coverts belong to the Eurasian Curlew.
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An a sh..ty shot to end the afternoon.
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