It has been 2 months that I last visited Byram. The weather this morning was not in the perfect condition, the sunlight was blocked behind a thick overcast created a dull and "moody" atmosphere. I was there this morning to look for the Chinese Egret that my birder friend sighted few days ago. Unfortunately, it was a no show for the Chinese Egret. My guessing it was a winter passage that was stopping over here the other day and now it is on the north-bound journey.
To my surprise, there were many Lesser Whistling-Duck. I estimated there were about 40 to 50. I had never see this species here before. Could it be another north-bound winter visitor ?
Canon 1D mk IV with EF 800 IS
Auto ISO Aperture Priority F8
A pair of the Lesser Whistling-Duck perching together
created a unique composition
White-Browed Crake (Photo Lifer)
It was quite difficult to photograph the Snipe as she likes to rest and take shelter inside the dense grasses. This morning I was lucky to find a Common Snipe came out to the edge of the pond. She was looking for food.
The long bill made a perfect tool for its to pick up food from the ground.
Thanks for viewing.