It is amazing how every visit throws up something different. Today I spent time watching as a Western Reef Heron, a Cattle Egret and a Little Bittern were busy feeding at a fresh water storage dam. Tadpoles, dragon-flies, and a small fish were all on the menu.
Western Cattle Egret wading on the shallow water. A new tick for the patch
A Little Bittern stood motionless on the rocks at the waters edge and lunged at passing dragon-flies.
A male Little Bittern . A new tick for the patch
A dark morph Western Reef Heron wading in the shallows and spearing tadpoles.
As per my last visit there were still some migrants to be found.
A female Red-backed Shrike on her perch waiting to hawk an insect on the ground below
Other migrants seen but not photographed were a single Yellow Wagtail, A Willow Warbler, a male Red-backed Shrike and a White-winged Tern (a new tick for the patch)
Other species included: Crested Lark, White-cheeked Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, several Grey Francolins all with chicks, Graceful Prinia, Indian Silverbill, Common Myna, and the rest.