Sunday, October 6, 2013

Week ending 6th October - IRRI

Most of last week's exciting crop of waders have moved on, leaving behind hundreds of newly arrived Whiskered Terns, and many Long-toed Stints and Wood Sandpipers. A few Black-winged Stilts are still about. Oriental Pratincoles are also gathering in a large flock, and will presumably be heading south in the next few weeks.

Whiskered Tern. Hundreds now on the farm
House Swift
Long-toed Stint. One of many passing through IRRI this week
Oriental Pratincole. A flock of several hundred is gathering on the experimental station, presumably preparatory to flying south soon.
Either Pintail Snipe or Swinhoe's Snipe....

.... Lots have arrived over the last couple of weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Had a few "Swintail" Snipe and Whiskered Terns here in HK in the past couple of weeks, too...nice shots