Bird of the week however was encountered on Saturday morning, after rain had forced me to cancel my first Makiling excursion of the autumn and we had decided to go and do the weekly shop instead. A Slaty-legged Crake was prancing around in the middle of the road as we came down the back of the mountain, approaching the Calamba road. No camera of course, and the bird didn't hang around long enough anyway, but it enlivened an otherwise dreary day.
Pacific Golden Plover
Non-breeding adult and juvenile Oriental Pratincoles