|Purple Heron by Fred Rowe|
Though there were plenty of birds on the local patch at Suphanburi this morning, they were mostly the same standard species I have been seeing over the past few weeks, so this morning I decided to make an effort and count all the winter visitors which now seem to present in good numbers, producing some good totals with: 6 Common Kingfisher, 3 Black-backed Kingfisher, 55 Whiskered Tern, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Purple Heron, 9 Brown Shrike, 5 Black-naped Oriole, 3 Taiga Flycatcher, 3 Siberian Rubythroat, 16 Eastern Stonechat, 400 Eurasian Swallow, 17 Black-browed Reed Warbler, 4 Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lanceolated Warbler, 33 Oriental Reed Warbler, 2 Thick-billed Warbler, 8 Yellow-browed Warbler and 8 Red-throated Pipit.
|Oriental Reed Warbler by Fred Rowe|
With water levels being low and most of the area covered in half grown rice, there are currently very few areas of open water, as a result wader numbers were low, and apart from good numbers of Red-wattled Lapwing, the only other waders noted were 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Pintail, 2 Common and 7 Painted Snipe.
|Indian Cormorant by Fred Rowe|
Resident species included two Slaty-Breasted Rail, 3 Ruddy-breasted Crake, 4 Bronze-winged Jacana, 8 Yellow Bittern, a flock of 120 Indian Cormorant, 50 Asian Golden Weaver and 4 Red Avadavat.