Migration continues on the farms, with new arrivals this week in the form of Grey Wagtail and (Philippine) Blue Rock Thrush. There are still quite a few Pacific Golden Plovers, Oriental Pratincoles, Yellow Wagtails and Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, with a smaller number of Long-toed Stints present. On Friday 16 Black-winged Stilts were scattered through the farms, the bulk being in a flock of 12 on the main experimental farm. Brown Shrikes have arrived in force now.
On Sunday I took a stroll on the lower trail at Makiling. It's still fairly quiet, but a few good birds showed. Very few migrants yet, Brown Shrike being the only one visible. Birds seen included Philippine Drongo Cuckoo, Philippine Woodpecker, Bar-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike, Black-and-White Triller, Yellow-wattled Bulbul, Philippine Bulbul, Balicassiao, Elegant Tit, Stripe-headed Rhabdornis, Black-naped Monarch, Brown Shrike, Brown-throated Sunbird, Lovely Sunbird, Striped Flowerpecker and Red-keeled Flowerpecker. The heard-only list had some high-quality birds, including Luzon Hornbill, Philippine Trogon, Spotted Wood-Kingfisher, White-browed Shama and Grey-backed Tailorbird.