Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Video

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the rarest birds in the world. They are in serious decline and not many of these fantastic waders remain. I would like to think that it is not to late for us to help this amazing species and that one day I can go abroad and see one, I sure hope one doesn't turn up in the UK though, of course it would be fantastic but also very sad as it is likely that bird would never breed either again or at all.

Here is a superb video of this wonderful species:

Hope you enjoyed the video, very sad considering it failed to attract a mate but a beautiful bird.


Liam Curson said...

is that one actually on the breeding grounds? from what I've heard it's a hell of task trying to find them in Siberia, well done to whoever found this bird and got such amazing quality video of it!

Andrew Kinghorn said...

Yeah the bird is on a breeding ground trying to attract a mate I believe. However it wasn't successfull which is very bad news.