BCB numbers climbed to 33 as of last Thursday.
A very fine male Red-backed Shrike made an appearance but didn't stay for a photo-op. On the subject of shrikes, I was trying to type this very pale individual of what I naively assumed was a Southern Grey Shrike,
Olssen et al., 2010. The Lanius excubitor (Aves, Passeriformes) condumdrum: taxonomic dilemma when molecular and non-molecular data tell different stories. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55:2 347-357.
and also see http://www.martinbrandsma.nl/grey-shrike-complex/ for a discussion of the data. So, what used to be the Southern Grey found in the north (mostly aucheri) is an Asian Grey and the southern elegans is Desert Grey. How did I miss this?
Otherwise, the rapidly shrinking reservoir held a dozen Whiskered and White-winged Terns, the purple Swamphens
and increasing numbers of Kingfishers.
On the way home this Short-toed Eagle (common around here) allowed a reasonably close approach.
This is mainly a record of some of the birds I've seen. Many of the images are, at best, record shots.
Friday, 21 August 2015
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