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Nick Upton

Male. Lives in Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon [Bangkok], Thailand. 49 years old.
About Me
Follow me on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BirdWatchingwithNickUpton
Introduced to birding at the...View More

Sightings

Nick Upton
has seen Blue-tailed Bee-eater ธัญบุรี, Pathum Thani Province, Thailand
Blue-tailed Bee-eater hawking for insects over a pool at Pathum Thani Rice Research centre near Bangkok.
Nick Upton
has seen Sanderling Northdown, England, United Kingdom
Lots of Sanderling feeding on floating seaweed at high tide. It took me an age to get this flight shot of one flittering from one spot to another.
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Nick Upton
has seen Pink-footed Goose Burnham Overy Staithe, England, United Kingdom
Huge numbers of Pink-footed Geese in Norfolk last weekend. See some of the flocks in this video I made - https://youtu.be/hH5Ahml-1Iw
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Nick Upton
has seen Pied Avocet Purfleet-on-Thames, England, United Kingdom
If I had been told I could see Pied Avocet on the River Thames, a few miles from home when I was a child I would have thought you were mad. However, I see them regularly now. Fantastic.
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Nick Upton
has seen Snow Bunting Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
Snow Bunting is one of the most approachable passerines that can be found in UK. This one was especially friendly, feeding within a metre or two of me for around 2 hours.
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Hans van Kersbergen
Also now in Holland we have a Snow Bunting. Can also be easily approached from a few meters away. Come walk to you yourself 😊
Nick Upton
has seen Common Firecrest Sutton at Hone, England, United Kingdom
Earlier this year I found a Firecrest holding a territory in my local area. I managed to capture some video of it singing, not an easy task, you can watch and listen in this short vdo - https://youtu....View More
Nick Upton
has seen Mew Gull Erith, England, United Kingdom
Common Gull taking advantage of people feeding the birds at Erith Pier on the River Thames, SE London.
Nick Upton
has seen Common Redshank Shellness, England, United Kingdom
A Common Redshank roosting at high tide. I see plenty of these birds but rarely get close enough for a good photo, so this one was pleasing.
Nick Upton
has seen Black-headed Gull Erith, England, United Kingdom
Some information on a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull that I found on the River Thames in London - https://dartfordwaffler.co.uk/black-headed-gull-ring-reading-british-birding/
Nick Upton
At the weekend I spent a nice morning at Bough Beech reservoir. I put together this video to share the relaxing atmosphere I experienced while birding there - https://youtu.be/_cVt2ZFtVW8
Nick Upton
Sanderling enjoying a day at the beach.
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Nick Upton
has seen Grey Peacock-pheasant แก่งกระจาน, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
The amazing feathers of Grey Peacock Pheasant. Watch this close up footage of one preening - https://youtu.be/LQE5ysDVbUs
Nick Upton
has seen Pied Avocet Eastbridge, England, United Kingdom
Large groups of Pied Avocet are one of the things I enjoy about visits to RSPB Minsmere in summer.
Nick Upton
has seen Spoon-billed Sandpiper บ้านดอนมะขาม, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
Spoon-billed Sandpiper; critically endangered but a bird I see frequently when leading birding tours in Thailand.
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Brad Pennsy
That is sad to hear. Do you know what is causing them to be endangered?
Nick Upton
Mostly because of coastal development throughout the East Asian migratory flyway. Reclaimation of mudflats in China and South Korea for industrialisation has deprived many species like this of places to feed as they migrate meaning that when they get to their destination they are not in condition to...View More
Brad Pennsy
that is a real shame :/ I appreciate the explanation and the photo
Nick Upton
has seen Common Sandpiper Layer-de-la-Haye, England, United Kingdom
Common Sandpiper. Although this is a fairly common bird it is not often I get the chance to photograph it before it flies away.
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Ramesh Chaudhary
Is it also known as spoon-billed sandpiper ?
Barry Farquharson
No, that's a different bird entirely, Ramesh, and a much rarer bird at that. https://youtu.be/H26Tl7e3KeU
Ramesh Chaudhary
Ok sir. Thank you for the information.
Nick Upton
Somehow despite its rarity I have more photos of Spoon-billed Sandpiper than I do of Common Sandpiper!!!!!
Nick Upton
has seen Reed Bunting Church Street, England, United Kingdom
Male Common Reed Bunting is song. Watch & listen to him in this short video - https://youtu.be/g7v2eXbA4BA
Nick Upton
has seen Black-tailed Godwit Oare, England, United Kingdom
Black-tailed Godwit approaching mudflats at Oare Marshes, Kent, SE England.
Nick Upton
has seen Mediterranean Gull Erith, England, United Kingdom
A icely-marked juvenile Mediterranean Gull was a nice sighting on the River Thames at Erith pier.
Nick Upton
has seen Yellow-legged Gull Erith, England, United Kingdom
Common Gull chasing Black-headed Gull in a dispute over food. Check out my latest blog for more gull photos from the local "beauty" spot of Erith pier - http://dartfordwaffler.co.uk/gulls-on-the-thame...View More
Nick Upton
has seen Red Crossbill Thursley, England, United Kingdom
Red Crossbills were feeding in flocks close to a public footpath when I visited Thursley Common in early June.
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