Saturday, 23 June 2012
Back to the Reservoir
It was my pleasure to show Richard Carden, from Singapore, around the Huay Mai Teng reservoir this afternoon and he had one principal target: rain quail. I am delighted to say Richard got it but he had to work for it. As day started to close in a male and female flashed past us and landed a little away. The female showed well enough for Richard to get a good view of it. Phew! Last weekend Richard was in China twitching Chinese Crested Tern. Elsewhere we recorded 3 - 4 River Lapwing, 3 Small Pratincoles,, an Oriental Skylark, an Indochinese Bushlark, a Greater Painted Snipe, a Yellow Eyed Babbler - good numbers of Asian Golden Weaver and Green Bee-eaters and lots of Oriental Pratincoles.