Post by Agerico M. De Villa on Jan 1, 2010 13:39:17 GMT
Has anyone seen what looks like a pectoral sandpiper along the road just before entering the grounds of the Mayor's fishponds in Candaba? Jenny, Mia and I have spotted a bird among the wood sandpipers using a spotting scope at about 30x. It has looked like the wood sandpipers except that it has white dorsal streaks atop its crown, a few white speckles on its back and wings (making it look like a speckled wood sandpiper), darker coloring on the breast and, finally, a yellowish beak the color of its legs with dark tip (from the middle to the tip of the beak). I think you should look for it, too. We are recording it on our notes as a possible pectoral sandpiper; we are using the Photographic Guide to Birds of Hong Kong in addition to the Kenedyi guide and the Craig Robson book on birds of SE Asia. Cheers!