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!

Female Barred Buttonquail, looking for her chicks

Juvenile Oriental Pratincole

1 comment:

  1. nedliuag@gmail.comJune 16, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Hi Paul,

    Wonderful blog...hope you find time to visit the lakes in San Pablo when the fall migration starts...just the usual Egrets, Grey Herons, Striated Herons and Night-herons, an occasional stilt and Brahminy Kites, Whiskered Terns...and the flagship species the Little Grebe... then there's our Peregrine, which shows up between November and April... are you in touch with the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines ( WBCP has a number of members around Los Baños, nearest being Calamba.