Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Little Change

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Went around the local patch as usual Monday and Tuesday morning, though there were plenty of birds on both mornings there was very little change in variety or numbers over the previous week. Peak counts for waders over the two days 12 Pintail, 9 Common and 4 Painted Snipe, 35 Black-winged Stilts, 12 Wood Sandpiper, 20 Red-wattled Lapwing, 3 Pacific Golden Plover, 9 Little-ringed Plover and ones and twos of Common, Green and Marsh Sandpiper. A few raptors were noted with two Bhraminy Kite and single Eastern Marsh Harrier, Black-shouldered Kite and Kestrel. One of the Black-naped Monarch's remained and also noted were two Siberian Rubythroats, three Vinous-breasted Starlings, 4 Yellow-vented Bulbuls, 12 Eastern Yellow Wagtails, 6 Red-throated, four Paddyfield and six Richard's Pipits.

Common birds present that I have not mentioned for while included Lineated and Coppersmith Barbet, Plaintive Cuckoo, Green-billed Malkoha, Red-collared and Peaceful Dove, hundreds of Open-billed Stork, Night Heron, Brown and Long-tailed Shrike, Black-naped Oriole, Common Iora, Pied Fantail, Plain Prinia, Zitting Cisticola, White Wagtail and Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker.

Lemon Pansy

Plenty of butterflies locally in recent days with species identified so far Lime, Psyche, Striped Albatross, Yellow Orange Tip, Common Tiger, Leopard Lacewing, Lemon Pansy, Common Nawab and various Blues which I have still to get to grips with.    

Leopard Lacewing

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