Saturday, September 19, 2015

Quality migrants

Burmese Shrike
Suan Rotfai 0615-0930 hrs produced  a good number of migrants, some of those that were present were of considerable quality.  These included only my second Burmese Shrike for the local patch, my earliest Thick-billed Warbler by a long way (my previous earliest was 6th October), the first Crow-billed Drongo I have seen on the patch for a couple of years (probably reflecting my long absences in September for the last couple of years), two Amur Paradise Flycatchers, my second Japanese Sparrowhawk for the patch (an adult female),  and my earliest Pale-legged/Sakhalin Leaf Warbler.  Other common migrants included a single Arctic Warbler, 10+ Brown Shrike and two Yellow-rumped Flycatchers.

1CY Amur Paradise Flycatcher

Arctic Warbler

Asian Barred Owlet

Black-crowned Night Heron