This and the next few months posts from JPR will be together with Jaden as he conducts his weekly surveys at JPR for his DoE Award and it is time together that I really enjoy. We also try and predict what has changed since the previous week, based on weather patterns which is quite fun.
As it is a formal survey, we stick to the same time and transect for each weekly visit. At the big tower, the expected Western Marsh Harrier was seen, in fact a few more had arrived in the week and almost all are female.
|Female Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)|
|Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)|
|Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)|
|White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)|
|Near Threatened European Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa l. limosa)|
|Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)|
|Western White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)|
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)|
|Female Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)|
|Indian Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica)|