Sunday, March 20, 2011

Week ending 20th March - IRRI

Monday saw the first Blue-tailed Bee-eaters of spring, as well as a reappearance of the (Philippine) Blue Rock Thrush on the main building at IRRI.

The Peregrine was still present until Sunday, and on Friday afternoon a flock of Java Sparrows (including a number of juvenile birds) was also on the main farm.

At ISH Philippine Hawk-Cuckoos have been starting to call this week.

Painted Snipe hiding on the edge of an overgrown paddy

White-breasted Waterhen are very visible at the moment

Oriental Skylark looking quite a lot like a mini Crested Lark.

(Philippine) Blue Rock Thrush, ssp. philippensis. This male has taken up residence on the main buildings at IRRI, but can be hard to see. Hopefully photos in better light soon!

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