by Fred Rowe
At least 300 Oriental Pratincoles were again present, along with three much scarcer Small Pratincoles, i spent at least an hour trying to get some photos, but with all the paddies still flooded and all birds feeding relatively high over the fields all I ended up with was lots of photos of empty sky. Once again a few migrants were present, including 3 Asian Brown Flycatchers, female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Eastern Crowned Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Red-rumped Swallows.
Other birds present included 6 Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Green-billed Malkoha, 3 Pintail and 4 Common Snipe, 12 Whiskered Tern, 3 Brown Shrike, 4 Eastern Stonechat, 2 Yellow-vented Bulbul and 2 Brown-throated Sunbird.
Many thanks to Fred and Marian Rowe for letting me use some of the photos in this and future posts.