Friday, September 6, 2013

Week ending 7th Sept - IRRI

Migration has started in earnest this week. On Saturday we had 3 separate Black-winged Stilts, singles of Long-toed Stint, Snipe spp. and Yellow Wagtail and at least 4 Brown Shrikes. At least one of the Little Grebe chicks has survived though it is very wary and hard to find. No sign of any adults though. A big surprise was a Peregrine shooting through the upland farm and scaring up a large flock of Oriental Pratincoles. A very early date for this migrant.

One of 3 separate Black-winged Stilts on Saturday, all juvenile.
Yellow Wagtail, ssp. tschutschensis
Long-toed Stint
Brown Shrike, looking very smart.

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