Wednesday, April 24, 2013

IRRI - 24th April.

A very pleasant hour or so spent in the fields this afternoon. Lots of birds around, including flocks of Oriental Pratincoles and Blue-tailed Bee-eaters who've moved in for the summer, and Brown Shrikes and a few Yellow Wagtails who haven't left yet.

Few waders apart from the odd Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper, but plenty of other things to hold the interest.

 Plenty of Oriental Pratincoles about...
...but a bit hard to photograph in flight.
Blue-tailed Bee-eaters have also arrived in force..
The White-collared Kingfishers never left...
 ..and nor did the Pacific Swallows...
...or the Barred Rails.

The Brown Shrikes are getting ready to travel north...

... as are the Yellow Wagtails.

1 comment:

  1. Your Brown shrikes have been passing through HK these past few days ! (Early May)