Friday 5 October 2018

Red-footed Falcon

Great to see Red-footed Falcons passing through. This female posed nicely for a couple of shots.

Met up with Itay Herling to check Re'im Reservoir. It was full of waders this morning. Dozens of Snipe - must have been a good 50+, never seen so many together before. Lots of stints, both Little and Temmincks. The Grey Plover was still in residence and the first Lapwings have arrived (3). Ditto White Wagtails. A pratincole flew made a brief appearance but I didn't get enough on it to say whether it was Collared or Black-winged. Given the time of year it was more likely to be the latter. An Osprey flew over and a couple of Marsh Harriers were patrolling the reservoir banks.

NW India - 9th to 22nd February 2020 (Kosi River, Corbett NP, Haripur Dam, Pangot, Sattal, Chopta, Walterre)

If you look through the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp, 2011) you cannot help noticing the huge range of s...