Thursday, February 28, 2013

Large Hawk Cuckoo and Forest Wagtail

With little change on the patch recently and temperatures peaking at 37.5 degrees yesterday it has become increasingly difficult to get motivated to walk around the patch, but this morning I did pick up a couple of new birds, the first was a Large Hawk Cuckoo presumably a migrant heading north and the other being a Forest Wagtail also presumably on it's way north.

Plaintive Cuckoo's and Asian Koel seemed to be calling from everywhere, with up to a dozen of each present around the site. Far fewer waders this morning with just 4 Grey-headed Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 10 Wood Sandpiper and 4 Little Ringed Plover.  Other noteworthy species noted included Watercock, 2 Ashy Minivet,  female Eastern Marsh Harrier, 2 Bhraminy Kite, 8 Golden Weaver and 2 Red Avadavat.

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