Monday, July 30, 2012

boeung pumpeay yesterday

went out for a short visit. Not an awful lot of birdlife around and the rain has not been enough to re-invigorate the swamp area so no waders seen.
few blue-tailed and green bee-eaters.

did see a pair/possibly 3 mongoose - plain brown in colour but species unknown on the track tothe rubbish pile.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

boeung pumpeay may 2011

went out to camko city-  boeun pumpeay  -   about 30 ORIENTAL PRATINCOLE there on the  almost dry lake bed - looks like some pairs breeding

Boeubg Punpeay 31/12/2011

nice pair of Cinnamon Bittern  (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) beside the road - one showing for several minutes. Plenty of egrets species and a single purple heron (my first for the location). also 3 purple swamphen ( also first for me here) and pheasant-tailed and bronze-wiged jacana.
Also a few common moorhen., ringed plover and common sandpiper. Seen from rear in flight was probable Barred Buttonquail.

Bung pumpeay P/P

feb 27th 2012

pair little ringd plovers, common sandpiper, great egret, little egret, little heron (pair), house sparrow, oriental reed warbler (many), plain prinia (abundant), red-rumped swallow, barn swallow. stonechat (mail and females). pied bushchat, drongo, tree sparrow

a few previous sightings from Boung Pumpeay/ PP

9th April 2012:

short visit  afternoon
 pair greater painted snipe
lesser koukal
pair barred buttonquial (male and female)
2 little grebe
green bee-eater
blue-tailed bee-eater
collarred kingfisher - pair
common kingfisher
indian roller
red collared dove
peaceful dove
bronze-winged jacana
brown shrike
pied bushchat
barn swallow
plain prinia
oriental reed-warbler
tree sparrow
scaly breasted munia

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Out of season Ang Trapeang Thmor

7th July 2012: Ang Trapeang Thmor

The best season to visit ATT is December to April, but there were still plenty of birds today. Highlights were:
2 lingering Sarus Crane
2 Black-necked Stork
c.80 Painted Stork
c.200 Openbill Stork
23 Spot-billed Pelican
1 Spot-necked Woodpecker

Simon Mahood, Sarah Brook + parents of the latter

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Waders at Kampot

A gentle drifting around the degraded mangroves and salinas close to Kampot on 2nd July 2012 produced:
Red-necked Stint 15
Curlew Sandpiper 8
Marsh Sandpiper 3
Black-winged Stilt 5
Whimbrel 50
Greater Sandplover 20
Lesser Sandplover 25

No sign of the Grey-tailed Tatler's seen by Tom and Howie at the same site recently but a lot of the waders were in flight heading off to high tide feeding areas in the salinas, this area will repay further exploration and will be amazing in the autumn...

Thanks to Rob Overtoon for the loan of his boat and boatman! 

Simon Mahood, Sarah Brook + parents of the latter.