Tuesday, August 16, 2011

14th Aug 2011

Went on a 20km cycle through the flooded rice paddies of Pitchit (the northern end of the Central Plains) with some very enjoyable birding along the way - one field held a colony of Asian Golden Weavers, Yellow Bitterns outnumbered Cinnamon, and Black by 5:1, we saw a single Black-shouldered Kite, c.10 Pheasant-tailed Jacana, and a couple of big flocks of Asian Openbills. A single Wood Sandpiper, small groups of Barn Swallows and a single Blue-tailed Bee-eater gave a taster of the migration that lies ahead (bring it on, please!).

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