Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bluethroats before breakfast

An hour in the Mae Sot Rice Fields this morning produced three Bluethroats, a Wryneck and male and female Pied Harriers as the highlights.


At one point I fund myself peering into a field and finding Bluethroat, Wryneck and two Siberian Stonechats on view simultaneously (good practice for next autumn's trip to Fair Isle!). Other common species seen this morning included a Shikra, Pied Bushchat, at least four Brown Shrikes, several Zitting Cisticolas and Paddyfield Pipit, whilst a Siberian Rubythroat called from deep cover.

Siberian Stonechat
One of many Scaly-breasted Manakins seen feeding on rice

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