Sunday, September 6, 2015

Autumn passage in slo-mo

I did Suan Rot Fai yesterday morning, for the first time this autumn.

Rewards were thin on the ground, with just a single Arctic Warbler, a male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, two small parties of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters and a migrant Common Kingfisher.

I checked the Ministry of Public Relations this morning, but it was completely devoid of migrants (as it was last weekend).  Thailand has experienced a very rainless wet season, so I'm wondering if this is having an impact on the volume of birds moving south.  I also read a report yesterday saying that there has been a very hot summer in the Russian far east, so wonder if that means that birds in the Russian Far East have had a poor breeding season?

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