April 2, 2011

Ducks in the Gobi

Ferruginous Ducks, Gobi, 30 Mar 2011

Purevsuren Tsolmonjav sent these photos of a migrant waterfowl resting in a tiny (c. 60 x 30 m) pond at the Oyu tolgoi mine in the South Gobi province.

Mining pond in the South Gobi Province

On 29 March 2011 he observed together with Dorjderem Sukhragchaa 4 Eastern Spot-billed Ducks (or Chinese Spot-billed Ducks) Anas zonorhyncha.

Eastern Spot-billed Ducks, Gobi, 29 Mar 2011

On 30 March there were 2 Ruddy Shelducks, 1 Eurasian Teal, a pair of Gadwall, and 4 male Ferruginous Ducks on the pond!

Gadwalls and Eurasian Teal, Gobi, 30 Mar 2011

Thank you Puujee for sending these photos, and keep up the good work!