|Pintail or Common????|
Well, I can safely report from yesterday afternoon's drive around my local area that the Snipes are back... At least a dozen were spotted (thaibirdspotted) around the perimeter of four rice fields. (Does anyone know why they prefer the edges as I never see them deeper in the fields)
So it's coming up to that time of year again for my local patch. Blue-tailed and Green Bee-Eaters a plenty, Common, White-throated, Stork-billed, Pied and Black-capped can usually all be seen along a 2 km lane running parallel to a little canal, Brown, Burmese and Tiger Shrikes line the farm fences in the sunny morns with the sounds of Zitting Cistoculas and Prinias somehow bringing back memories of balmy sunny days back home. Baya, Streaked and Asian-golden Weavers go about their weaving.
A great place for Plaintive Cuckoos is a little pond full of Lotus flowers next to a small local restaurant where the cuckoos feast on caterpillars in the evening as I finish my day with a cold beer....