|Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris|
|Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus|
|Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus (and friends)|
|Eurasian Teal Anas crecca|
|Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus|
|Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius|
|Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos|
|Wren house, my house|
On the 16th, a Eurasian Bittern was spotted on a pitifully narrow sliver of suitable habitat along the river. On the coast, a Long-billed Plover foraged by a canal. I tried to scrunch up my eyes to make it turn into a Common Ringed Plover, but it wasn’t happening.The following day, I was delighted to discover that a feisty Eurasian Wren had made its home in a pile of scrub that rests up against the outside wall of my ‘compound.’ Guess it’s my roommate. A Grey-headed Woodpecker has been screaming and hollering in my yard lately as well.
Relatively quiet around the lake on the 18th. Three plump Siberian Accentors were spotted in a low pine, and then a Dusky Thrush came through. I also got quick looks at a thrush with dark, plain grey-looking upperparts, but could not relocate the bird. It’s entirely possible that I want to see a ‘throated’ thrush so badly that I have started to bird-lucinate.