Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Sandpipers

 

 

 

A7R4 in APS-C mode
A1 12 Jun 2022
 
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4. 10 Sept 2022
 
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190B/GHFG1. Jan 2022
190XPROB/GHFG1. Feb 2022
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022
Belerbach Report 8013/GHFG1. May 2022

 

 

 

 

Common Sandpiper

A small, brownish sandpiper with a straight back bill and short greenish-yellow legs. Underparts white with prominent white patch between wing and breast. Also has distinctive white eye-ring and broad white brow. In flight, uniform brown upperparts contrast with long whte wing bars. Flies with stiff wing-beats, alternating with short glides on down-turned wings. Has an unusual habit of bobbing its tail.

f6.3 1/500. ISO 800, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 25 Jan 2024

 

A6400, f7.1 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Kranji Dam, 31 Oct 2020

 

A6400, f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 400, Kranji Dam, 25 Oct 2020

 

A6400, f6.3 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 2000, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 28 Dec 2019

 

f8 1/3200.  ISO 2500, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 22 Nov 2023

 

f8 1/1600. ISO 2500, GM600. TC 1.4x, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Platform 2, 23 Sept 2022

 

f5.6 1/2500. ISO 2500, GM600. TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 13 Nov 2022

 

f8 1/3200. ISO 1250, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 15 Jan 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Redshank

A medium size sandpiper with prominent red legs and feet. Lightly mottled grey-brown upperparts and whitish underparts with fine dark breast streaks. In flight shows distinctive white secondaries, a feature absent in the rare Spotted Redshank.

A7R2, f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 1 Sept 2019

 

A6400, f6.3 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 1000, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 3 Nov 2019

 

A6400, f6.3 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 5000, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 29 Aug 2021

 

f11 1/2000. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 2000, S Buloh Hide 1D, 6 Sept 2022

 

f11 1/1600. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 2000, S Buloh Hide 1D, 6 Sept 2022

 

f5.6 1/1600. ISO 1600, GM600 TC1.4x, SBWR Hide 1C, 15 Sept 2023

 

f8 1/2500. GM600, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Hide 1D, 21 Sep 2022

 

f8 1/2500. ISO 1250, GM600 TC1.4x, SBWR Main Hide, 15 Sept 2023

 

f10 1/1600. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 25 Aug 2022

 

f8 1/2500. ISO 1250, GM 600. TC 1.4x, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 23 Sept 2022

 

f8 1/3200. ISO 1600, GM600 TC1.4x, SBWR near Platform 1, 6 Apr 2023

 

f5.6 1/3200. ISO 1000, GM600 TC1.4x, SBWR Main Hide, 15 Sept 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Greenshank

Similar to Marsh Sandpiper but much larger and stockier. Bill greenish grey, slightly upturned with dark tip. Legs long and greenish yellow. Upperparts mostly greuish, crown, ear-covers, hindback, mantle and side of breast heavily streaked, unlike Marsh Sandpiper. In flight, note prominent white rump and back.

f7.1 1/1600. ISO 800, GM600 TC 1.4x, SBWR Main Hide, 13 Sept 2023

 

f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 1250, Woodlands Waterfront, 2 Dec 2021

 

f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 1000, Woodlands Waterfront, 2 Dec 2021

 

f8 1/800. GM600, TC 1.4x, ISO 640, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 19 Sep 2022

 

 

 

 

Wood Sandpiper

A medium size, slender looking sandpiper with distinctive heavily spotted greyish-brown upperparts.Long broad whitish brow, straight greyish bill and yellow legs. In flight, uniformly brown upperparts contrast with white rump, also several narrow bars on tail. Underwings pale, unlike the more rare Green Sandpiper which ahs almost black underwings.

f8 1/500 GM600, TC 1.4x, ISO 320, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Hide 1C, 21 Sep 2022

 

 

 

 

Terek Sandpiper

A stocky-looking sandpiper with long, upturned blackish bill with pale pinkish base abd short orange-yellow legs. Upper parts plain brownish grey, underparts white with faint streaking on neck and breast. In flight, upper parts are uniform brownish grey with distinctive broad white trailing edge to secondaries.

f6.3 1/1600. ISO 1250, GM600 TC1.4x, SBWR Main Hide, 13 Sept 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Eurasian Curlew

One of the largest shorebirds. Resembles Whimbrel but is much larger and has a longer bill. Female is larger and has longer bill than male. In flight, shows white back and rump contrasting with dark brown upperparts, and largely white underwing coverts, unlike the densely barred underwing coverts of the much rarer Far Eastern Curlew.

A7R2, f16 1/500. @400mm, FE 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM, TC 2x, ISO 4000,

Berlebach Report 8013/erde-3065, 9 Sept 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Whimbrel

Large shorebird with long, decurved bill with pinkish base, and bluish-grey legs. Upperparts mostly dark greyish browm. Combination of prominent dark brown lateral crown-stripe and eye-stripe and broad whitish brow distinguishes from rarer Eurasian Curlew. In flight, dark above with contrasting white back and rump and plain whitish underwing coverts.

 

A6400, f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 500, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 3 Nov 2019

 

A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 4 Jan 2021

 

A6400, f8 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 27 Nov 2020

 

A6400, f8 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 1000, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, 27 Nov 2020

 

f5.6 1/3200. ISO 3200, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 29 Dec 2023

 

f8 1/3200.  ISO 2000, GM600 TC1.4x, SBWR Eagle Point, 21 Sept 2023

 

f8 1/3200. ISO 1000, GM600 TC1.4x, SBWR Eagle Point, 15 Sept 2023

 

A6400, f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 12 Dec 2019

 

f6.3 1/2500. ISO 1600, GM600. TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 27 Dec 2022  

 

f5.6 1/2000. ISO 2500, GM600. TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 26 Dec 2022            

 

f6.3 1/3200. ISO 1250, GM600 TC1 1.4x, SBWR Eagle Point, 21 Sept 2023

 

f8 1/4000. ISO 800, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point SBWR, 15 Jan 2024

 

f8 1/3200. ISO 800, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point SBWR, 15 Jan 2024

 

f8 1/3200. ISO 1250, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point SBWR, 15 Jan 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

Like non-breeding Black-tailed Godwit but more streaked and buffer above and below. Slightly upturned bill, slightly shorter legged. In flight lacks upperwing-bar, has white base to uppertail-coverts, white tail wiht clse dark barring. Underwing whitish.

One amongst the Whimbrels

f11 1/1250. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 800, 23 Nov 2021

 

 

 

 

 

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