Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Plain facts

Lots of passage migrants at Suan Rot Fai this morning, pride of place going to the first Plain-tailed Warbler that I have seen there. It was high in the canopy of The Ramble when I first got onto it, but eventually dropped low down in the undergrowth. This is a pretty good record - Round (2008) regards it as an uncommon migrant, and the earliest cited date for autumn passage is 18th Sept, so I've matched that!

Other migrants included two Eastern Crowned Warblers, at least 4 Yellow-rumped Flycatchers (including 2 adult males), 7+Arctic Warblers, 2 Asian Brown Flycatchers,  8+ Brown Shrikes, a healthy sprinkling of Blue-throated Bee-eaters, and at least 5 Barn Swallows going south.

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