Saturday, April 16, 2016

local passage

The last few days have produced a trickle of migrants on the local patch, with the following highlights:

A Black Baza hung around for about a week, and I finally caught up with it in style on 12th, when it decided to perch in a tree above me for ten minutes, seemingly totally unconcerned.

The 13th produced  further brief views of the Black Baza, as well as a 2nd cy male Mugimaki Flycatcher, singles of Taiga Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Brown Shrike, and Ashy Drongo. I also saw a Cuckoo spp (either Himalayan or India) very briefly as well as 20+ Ashy Minivet  and a pair of Yellow Bitterns.

2nd cy male Mugimaki Flycatcher

On 15th I made a quick check of the grounds of the Dept of Public Relations and found a singing Arctic Warbler (both Japanese and Kamchatka Leaf warblers eliminated through comparison of sound recordings from Xeno-canto).

On 16th April a check of Suan Rotfai produced a few more migrants with a single Forest Wagtail, two Thick-billed Warblers, three Ashy Minivets, 2-3 Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, singles of Asian Brown Flycatcher, Ashy Drongo, Brown Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler and a Pale-legged Leaf Warbler.

Forest Wagtail

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