A summary of the day: More of the same – lots of hard slog, weather too good, birds too few!
By now, we had established a regular circuit, starting with a walk around the airfield perimeter fence, which this morning yielded this rather conflicted Yellow Bittern, which couldn’t decide between staying still and relying on camouflage or taking flight. It did both eventually!
After a roti canai and teh tarik breakfast, we took a long detour across a construction site, where we dreamed of newly dropped-in buntings and pipits, to the football field, where Olsson had recorded good birds like Yellow-browed Warbler and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The Grey-faced Buzzard again put in an appearance, before our attention was caught by a low chacking call from the middle of a bush. This turned out to be a Lanceolated Warbler, and here are the best pics I managed!
This promising beginning turned out to be only that, and, having exhausted the possibilities of the football field, we headed for the Magic Swamp, which today held its full contingent of 4 Red-throated Pipits, but little else of note.
Commonly seen on roofs!
Some birds around the golf course – pond heron sp, Cinnamon Bittern, Common Moorhen, Grey Heron and Pink-necked Green-pigeon.