Several Intermediate Egrets about, as well as Cattle and Little. No Great Egrets at all at the moment. Sunday produced another Common Kestrel, this time on the main farm, and a pair of Kentish Plovers there too, an earlier record than in previous years.
ADUC records this week. Great-eared Nightjar, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Kentish Plover
Buff-banded Rail on the upland farm
A pair of Barred Buttonquail dust-bathing on the upland farm
A Tree Frog chilled-out in the plant outside my front door
Barn Swallow most likely to be ssp. gutturalis (buff to white belly, as against cinnamon for saturata, the two recorded races in The Philippines. Other races are likely to occur however)
Kentish Plover ssp dealbatus. The first record this winter at IRRI, and the first winter record I've had before January
Intermediate Egret, ssp. intermedia. The tiny black tip to the bill is distinctive in this Asian race