Birding Mount Makiling, IRRI and other Philippine locations
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Week ending 8th August
Not much new this week. The weather is still very overcast most days, with regular heavy rain. The population of Wood Sandpipers has increased slowly , and a few Little Ringed Plovers have started to arrive. Two Common Sandpipers were also new this week, the first since early May. Oriental Pratincoles numbers have been declining in recent weeks, with none at all this week for the first time since early February. Great views of a pair of Painted Snipe was very nice
Painted Snipe A pair hiding on the edge of a paddy.
Large-billed Crow. The nominate feature is particularly obvious here!