Saturday, September 10, 2011

Week ending 11th September - Makiling, IRRI

Another week with changeable weather, so my only birding window was saturday morning. I tried the Makiling trail starting at about 7:00 am. There were a few birds about, mainly calling, but overall it was quiet. A female Philippine Trogon was sunning herself in a clearing, and then calling in response to my tapes, but she was very shy of showing herself for photographs. A Scale-feathered Malkoha was also visible, but in a dark corner of the canopy. A brown bird in the canopy was exciting, until it revealed itself to be a juvenile Brown Shrike. Little else of note, so I went to the fields. More Brown Shrikes there, as well as the usual species. A Grey Wagtail back at the Staff Housing complex was another new migrant.

Female Philippine Trogon

Female Cinnamon Bittern 

Juvenile Common Moorhen ssp. lozanoi

The first migrant Brown Shrike of autumn

Juvenile Little Ringed Plover

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