Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Plain Prinia

Plain Prinia
This morning like the previous two one of the commonest birds on the patch was Plain Prinia, which is best described as abundant, with the whole site probably supporting several hundred birds. With a the rice being wet from a heavy dew many of Zitting Cisticola were sat sunning on the bunds between the paddies, with groups of up to a dozen all over the site.   

The daily wader count showed little change in numbers with 13 Wood and 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common and one Pintail Snipe. A female type Eastern Marsh Harrier hunting an area of wet scrub, reed and grass which is about to be bulldozed flushed at least 20 Eastern Yellow Wagtails and a similar number of Red-throated Pipits. Also noted today 2 Watercock, 3 Ruddy-breasted Crake, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Bhraminy Kite, 4 Yellow-vented Bulbul, three Richard's Pipits and 2 Streaked Weaver.

The only new butterfly today was a single Peacock Pansy.
Peacock Pansy

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