Sunday, October 20, 2013

Week ending 20th October - Makiling, IRRI

The rains seem to have dried up this week, apart from a few showers. The weekend in particular saw blue skies and blazing sun. I tried a hike up Mt Makiling on Tuesday (holiday due to Eid al Adha), but there was little around. A pair of Philippine Trogons were the best birds of the day.

The fields were also quiet, with a Kentish Plover, some Long-toed Stints and an few Black-winged Stilts the main birds of interest.

A hike up Mt Makiling produced this female Philippine Trogon, but little else
The Common Kingfishers have arrived!
The long bill of this dealbatus Kentish Plover is the principal difference with alexandrinus.
Plenty of Long-toed Stints still about
Long-tailed Shrike

1 comment:

  1. The Philippine Trogon would be more than enough for me !