Saturday, February 2, 2013

Horizoptera

The last couple of weeks have seen me with a huge workload and consequently no free time to get out in the field. However this morning a short visit to Suan Rot Fai produced a Black-naped Monarch and a Pale-legged Leaf Warbler as highlights, as well as 20+ Black-naped Orioles, five Taiga and one Asian Brown Flycatcher and a single Brown Shrike. Kingfishers included single Common, White-throated and Black-capped, whilst I met a bird photographer who said that a Stork-billed had been seen a few days ago.

There seems to be quite a lot of pre-breeding activity now, with various species often seen in obvious pairs, and birds attaining breeding plumage including a splendid male horizoptera Common Iora.

Brown Shrike, Nikon V1 + 300mm af-s

Common Kingfisher, Nikon V1 + 300mm af-s

1 comment:

John said...

Looks like your "patch" is always worth a check !