Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rubythroats and Bluethroats

White-breasted Kingfisher
Finally found time for a leisurely walk around the local paddies this morning, it was fairly quiet but as always there a few highlights. Best birds but not the rarest were two male Siberian Rubythroats which showed very well whilst having a bit of territorial dispute, at one point they were joined by a Bluethroat briefly, later in the morning I saw a further rubythroat and two Bluethroats. Three Black Baza were present and were presumably the same birds seen at the back end of last year.

With some rice recently harvested and paddies reflooded there were a reasonable selection of waders with 13 Grey-headed Lapwing, 55 Wood Sandpiper, 27 Common and 19 Pintail Snipe, 11 Marsh Sandpiper, 9 Little-ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper and a single Green Sandpiper.

Also present were five White-shouldered Starling, Watercock, male Eastern Marsh Harrier, two Black-naped Oriole, five Yellow and two Cinnamon Bittern, 12 Eastern Yellow Wagtail, 7 Red-throated Pipit, 10 Golden Weaver and two Red Avadavat.   

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