Thursday, November 21, 2013

Citrine Wag & Oriental Skylark

Another productive morning's birding south of Mae Sot Airport with four species of raptor: a Black-shouldered Kite hovering over fields at first light, a female Pied Harrier low over the car and both Rufous-winged Buzzard and Black-eared Kite found at their roost sites.

Two other species that I rarely encounter (because I spend so little time birding this kind of habitat) are Citrine Wagtail and Oriental Skylark - both of which I was pleased to see this morning (singles only).

Other notables included a Bluethroat, White-shouldered and Chestnut-tailed Starlings, several Thick-biled Warblers, Plain-backed Sparrow, Sibe Stonechat, Pied Bushchat, a pair of Little Ringed Plovers and several Rubythroats heard (but none seen).

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