Sunday, February 8, 2015

Phylloscopus shower

Birding on the patch this weekend produced views of the Hartert's Leaf Warbler on both days.  On Sunday I watched it taking a shower alongside Radde's, Pale-legged/Sakhalin and Yellow-browed Warblers when the Park's sprinkler system was turned on!

Hartert's Leaf Warbler

Pretty much everything else was run-of-the-mill, but the Lineated Barbet was still present on Saturday and I encountered several Pond Herons well-advanced in attaining summer plumage (two Chinese, three Javan).  Birds are also increasingly showing signs of breeding, with a pair of Yellow Bitterns chasing one another around rather flirtatiously.

cristatus Brown Shrike

Taiga Flycatcher (with just a hint of red throat)

Yellow Bittern

Chinese Pond Heron

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been travelling around Thailand for 7 weeks and tried for the Hartert's yesterday, Sunday Feb 22nd. I found it after about 30minutes. Great bird. Thanks Dave for the info on your blog. I've enjoyed the updates. Tony Broome. Cheshire.UK.