Little ringed plover
Huai Mai Teng Reservoir
6th November 2010
An early start had me at Huai Mai Teng Reservoir this morning at about 06:15h and all the usual suspects were present and correct including three species of egret, little, intermediate and great, three species of kingfisher: common, white-throated and pied, little cormorants, chinese pond heron, grey heron, purple heron, red-wattled lapwing, common sandpiper, black-winged stilt; an abundance of common birds. I saw a lot of pied kingfisher today, maybe 10 different birds. Alas no decent photographs so frustrating in this respect.
A harrier appeared briefly but retreated before I could call it. In all likelihood a pied harrier, either a juvenile or female, but it had one look at me from above and retreated. All I can say is that it was not an eagle or kite!
A frustrating morning on account of not being able to produce a few decent images but a good species count.
I can also report that last night at about 5:00pm I saw a first pied harrier,a female, in the local rice paddy. However I am struggling with the camera, feel a real clut! Watch this space!