Sunday, October 28, 2012

New high count of Temminck's Stints, near Phnom Krom, Siem Reap, 23-24th October 2012

Temminck's Stint

Kentish Plover

On 23rd October Sophoan San and Nara Duong found a group of 30 Temminck's Stint feeding in  flat mud paddyfields at approx UTM 373210E 1472416N.
I went the following day with Nara, Chea, Katherine Boughey and Van Tharath and we found the group, again about 30 but most flew before a count was completed. Two remained, and I managed to get some documentation at least. Fred Goes's book indicates that the highest recorded count he has for Cambodia is 12, in Kandal. As he says, it is probably more common than records suggest!

There are several flat muddy fields in this area, proving very popular with Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover and sandplovers, while also recorded were Wood and Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Pintail and Common Snipe.

1 comment:

  1. In need to check my notes, but I've definitely seen more than 12 en-route to ATT, I reckon it was something close to 30, maybe 31 ;-)