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.
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.
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.