Tuesday, September 18, 2012

West Baray, Siem Reap

Brief visit to check out the West Baray for potential regular visits over the winter. Looks like a good bet to me. At least 11 River Lapwing were present on the southern edge of the land in the centre of the baray, towards the east end. Bit distant when viewed from the south bank, but I'll find my way amongst them when I can spend longer here. Half a dozen Pacific Golden Plover and a calling Common Sand were the only other waders I recorded in half an hour of scanning. About 60 Fork-tailed Swift patrolled high above with a couple of Brown-backed Needletails for good measure.
In the northeast corner of the baray, at the 'observation platform' a five minute stop produced White-rumped Munia.

Rob Martin

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