Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Cinnamon Bittern

A walk around Suan Rot Fai this morning produced a few notable birds including a Peregrine, four Night Herons, three  Pale-legged/Sakhalin Leaf Warblers, two Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers, a Black-naped Monarch and two species of Bittern on the same pool - a juv Cinnamon and two adult male Yellows.

Most bizarre to see was a Chinese Pond Heron in full breeding plumage - presumably the same bird that I saw in late October, featured on Birding Frontiers and which I had assumed would transition to non-breeding plumage, but actually seems to be more pristine now that it was a month ago. 

Chinese Pond Heron

1 comment:

Thaibirder said...

Bloody absurd to see the Heron in breeding plumage! Something wrong with its hormones!