Saturday, September 4, 2010

Week ending 5th September

A few new migrants this week, with two (very flighty) Brown Shrikes on Saturday 4th, a flock of 10+ Yellow Wagtails on Sunday 5th and a Snipe spp. the same day. Also a lone Great White Egret on Sunday. These have some odd movements in the Philippines, with most records at IRRI coming from the winter months when they can be numerous.

Yellow Bittern

White-throated Kingfisher. The nominate feature is almost invisible on the Philippine race.

Scaly-breasted Munia. The third Munia spp. at IRRI, and probably the commonest of the three.

Great Egret

Pacific Golden Plover

Chinese Egret? One of several birds showing features of Chinese Egret which have been hanging around all summer. The face skin has recently turned a nice pale green, and the legs are streaked dark and pale. The feet are pale yellowish, but not the bright yellow of Little Egret. The bill is also a little too substantial for Little Egret I think.

1 comment:

  1. Paul,
    Yes, you are right. Many have problems with this separation. This might be the very same bird that several of our photographers have been wrestling with on this site: