Sunday, 24 June 2012

More Local Ratchaburi Birding

On Sunday morning, 24th June I took Richard round to the local rice paddy where he scored with Streaked Weaver. This is my type of birding, drive in, view the bird, add the tick! Job done in a handful of minutes! Weavers, specifically Asian Golden and Streaked, with their distinctive nests are very active in the locale at the moment. We then headed to the reservoir where we had one River Lapwing and in excess of  ten Rain Quail. It would be hard to put a precise number on the quail as they were more easily heard than seen and were on the move. Clearly they have dispersed but numbers were good. The highlight of the day was a Chestnut-winged Cuckoo which flashed across the road above us on our way to the reservoir; absolutely no doubt about the ID on size and colours - chestnut wings clearly visible and white breast/belly. This observation towards the end of June suggests the bird is resident in the area.

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