Saturday, May 14, 2011

the long, humid, birdless days of the wet season

Early morning at SRF produced very little of note - the hightlight being a couple of groups of high-flying Pond Herons that looked like they were Chinese.  Also some nice views of Indian Roller and Little Heron.

Wet season has arrived and all the wintering and passage passerines have departed.  Time for a trip to Europe I think...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

10th May

Spent the last hour of day light at the patch and did pretty well, finding a Racket-tailed Treepie (new for the patch) and rather surprisingly, a Rosy Starling. Whether this is the same bird that I saw in Sept/October last year, and if so, whether it has overwintered seems open to speculation - but it was a bit of a shock given it was in the first small group of  starlings that I looked at.