Sunday, October 21, 2012


With virtually no rain over the past ten days, water levels on the local patch are starting to fall, this morning there were many more waders around than yesterday. Counts included 8 Pintail Snipe, 22 Common Snipe, one Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Greenshank, 8 Marsh Sandpiper, 66 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Temminck's Stint, 17 Painted Snipe, 90 Black-winged Stilt, 9 Pacific Golden Plover, 23 Little Ringed Plover and 30 Oriental Pratincoles.

Wood Sandpipers Suphanburi

There was at least 900 Lesser Whistling Ducks on the  sites two remaining fish ponds, along with 8 Pheasant-tailed and 5 Bronze-winged Jacanas. Along the various ditches and drainage channels there were at least 15 Common Kingfisher, 4 Purple Heron, 12 Yellow and 7 Cinnamon Bittern. Other noteworthy species included 2 Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, 4 Ruddy-breasted Crake, Whiskered Tern, 8 Brown Shrike, 14 Eastern Stonechat, 8 Black-browed Reed Warbler, the first Thick-billed Warbler of the winter and at least 20 Oriental Reed Warbler.

Common resident species today included Green-billed Malkoha, Greater Coucal, Asian Palm Swift, House Swift, Red-collared Dove, Linneated and Coppersmith Barbet, Long-tailed Shrike, Pied Fantail, Common Iora, Zitting Cisticola and Plain-backed Sparrow.

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