Friday, April 22, 2016

Purple reign

It's not ofter that I get to see birds with any purple colours in their plumage, but given the untimely passing of megastar Prince it was perhaps fitting that today I caught up with a Ruddy Kingfisher (purple sheen on the mantle) that has been present for the last couple of days.  This is a good local rarity, and only the third individual that I have seen on the patch.

Ruddy Kingfisher

 Also present today were a Forest Wagtail, two Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, a Dark-sided Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher and an Arctic Warbler spp.which demonstrated some interest in a tape of Kamchatka Leaf Warbler (but did not actually vocalise). 

female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

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