Below a list of some migrants seen last week (23th -> 28th April) during morning or noon strolls, at my 2 favorite patches: Lenin Park - LP and the Red River Island - RRI (not in the main wooded area but in a ½ ha garden near farms - surprisingly very birdy).
Still a good spring passage. Much less flycatchers than 3-4 weeks ago but still good stuff. And new guests...
- Taiga Flycatcher (1 in RRI)
- Asian Brown Fly (2-3 RRI + 1 LP)
- Asian Paradise Fly (1 RRI + 1 LP)
- Dark-sided Fly (1 LP)
- Yellow-rumped Fly (2-3 LP + 1 RRI)
- Olive-backed Pipit (1 RRI, late migrant)
- Forest Wagtail (2 RRI)
- Oriental Reed Warbler (1 LP - Patch tick !)
- Spangled Drongo (1 LP + 2 RRI)
- Ashy Drongo (2-3 LP + 2 RRI)
- Siberian Blue Robin (LP + RRI, at least 1 each)
- Chestnut Bunting (1 RRI)
- Black-naped Oriole (1 RRI)
- Brown Shrike (4-5+ LP)
- Burmese Shrike (5+ LP)
- White-throated Rock Thrush (1 LP + 1 RRI, females).
- Eyebrowed Thrush (1 LP)
- Arctic Warbler (many : LP + RRI, including a number of singing males)
- Radde’s Warbler (2-3 LP)
But the show will be over soon ( 2 weeks more?). Let's enjoy it before the long birdless days :( of the summer!
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Asian Paradise Flycatcher female
Forest Wagtail in a banana tree plantation - RRI
All the Brown S. I spotted recently belong to this ssp. (superciliosus ?)
Ashy Drongo ssp. leucogenis
White-vented Myna (LP, patch tick but probably escapee)
Eyebrowed Thrush female
Yellow-rumped Fly male
Yellow-rumped Fly female
Oriental Reed Warbler, a rather unexpected bird for the Lenin Park list!
This guy was singing in dense scrub
White-throated Rock Thrush female (28th April - LP)
Previous sightings : 2010 : 21th April LP, 22th April BG, 6th May RRI
2011 : 24th + 28th April RRI
Arctic Warbler singing