Birding Mount Makiling, IRRI and other Philippine locations
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Week ending 5th June - IRRI
The weather broke this week, and we've had fairly regular showers. This has abated the temperature a great deal, and everything is green and/ or muddy. There are plenty of birds with youngsters in tow, particularly Munias, Pratincoles, Rails and Buttonquails. An interesting record was a Plaintive Cuckoo calling on the main farm. These are unaccountably scarce here, and I am starting to suspect they are a summer visitor only.
Female Red Turtle Dove, looking a lot like a Collared Dove!