Friday, February 1, 2013

Record count of Coots at ATT

During the AWC at ATT on 27-28 Jan, Rob Martin spotted very distant black floating ovoids he readily and confidently IDed as Common Coots. We took a boat to approach and soon we found ourselves in the middle of a flock of 72 coots! Adding the 4 birds seen elsewhere on the reservoir, 76 individuals is by far the largest number recorded in Indochina to the best of my knowledge.

This morning with Amaury and Michel, found a good spot near Phnom Kraom, with emergent aquatic grass (next time shall I khmer name!) hosting 5 duck species including 5 Comb Ducks.


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