Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pallas's Groppers Arrive

Saturday was the first visit to the local patch for nearly a week, a few more winter visitors had arrived including three Pallas's Grasshopper Warblers, a dozen Dusky Warblers and the first Siberian Rubythroat and Bluethroat of the winter. There was also a noticeable increase in Black-naped Orioles with around 15 scattered around the site and Taiga Flycatchers had increased to at least a dozen. Passage migrants included another Ashy Drongo, Black-naped Monarch, Asian Brown Flycatcher and two Two-barred Warblers.

Common Sandpiper Suphanburi

Waders recorded included 7 Common and 4 Pintail Snipe, three Common Sandpiper, 13 Little Ringed Plover, 21 Wood Sandpiper, three Marsh Sandpiper and 11 Oriental Pratincole. Also present were three Purple Heron, 5 Ruddy-breasted Crake, Watercock, nine Yellow, 3 Cinnamon and a Black Bittern, three Vinous-breasted Starlings and a Red Avadavat.

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