As I'm now spending two evenings a week playing football at IRRI I'm starting to pick up on a few things that I've previously not noticed. There's a Philippine Scops Owl that roosts near the pitch, and calls every evening at about 6:30. Black-crowned Night Heron are regular too overhead, and I've noticed a Kestrel a few times flying past at nightfall as well.
The weekend was a washout as far as birding goes, an ankle-knack kept me off the mountain on Saturday, and Sunday was a family day. Incidental birding around the compound on Sunday produced a flock of 15+ Purple Needletails, a Grey-faced Buzzard and a Bar-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
Lots of Whiskered Terns in the fields at the moment, some of them starting to come into breeding plumage like this one.
Snipe spp. Swinhoe's or Pintail?
A Female Painted Snipe with a Common Moorhen, on a bund between two paddies
Some of the Cattle Egrets are starting to come into breeding plumage
One of the first Pacific Golden Plovers of spring