Sunday, August 28, 2011

Week ending 28th August - IRRI

Another wet week, with more on the way. Despite this a fair bit of migration visible with the first flock of Pacific Golden Plovers, and another couple of Long-toed Stints. On Friday the first Snipe sp. of the autumn, as well as a large flock of Oriental Pratincoles.

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.

Painted Snipe

Long-toed Stint

Pacific Golden Plover

Chestnut Munia

Non-breeding adult and juvenile Oriental Pratincoles

Snipe sp. Looks like it'll be time to put some nets up soon.

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