Monday, 2 May 2011

A Busy Saturday: At the Reservoir PART 1

Oriental Skylark
Alauda galgula

I made it bright and early to Huay Mai Teng Reservoir on Saturday morning. I was hoping for Savanna Nightjars but alas no. Nevertheless there was lots of activity. I rather fancy there were some Richard's Pipits in the scrub but I didn't get enough of a look at them or a shot to say with any certainty. There were definitely Paddyfield Pipit, Oriental Skylark, Indochinese Bushlark, Small and Oriental Pratincoles and all the usual suspects. Lots of photo opportunities especially a couple of courting Oriental Skylarks who obliged for the camera.

Indochinese Bushlark
Mirafra marionae
 Oriental Pratincole
Glareola maldivarum

Small Pratincole
Glareola lactea
 Bright-capped Cisticola
Cisticola exilis
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Pycnonotus goiavier

There were fleeting shots of a few birds including Yellow-vented Bulbul and Bright-capped Cisticola. An aerial Painted Snipe was just too quick and there was an unidentified little brown job which would have been a new species.....and I hope to get it next time! Add in many Plain Prinias.......a great morning.
A Dragonfly

All photographs taken Huay Mai Teng Reservoir, Ratchaburi, Thailand 30.04.11

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