Saturday, 3 September 2016

Laguna Blanca - Rain halts Hirundines!

The rain has returned but there was short respite for an hour this morning. This is a good time for migrating birds therefore every opportunity has to be taken to go out in the field. Alyssia and I were not to disappointed as two groups of Hirundines were picked up over the Lagoon.

A group of Grey-breasted Martin were clinging on to the radio mast taking short foraging expeditions before returning to their post. The smaller White-rumped Swallow was braving the elements hawking insects over the reeds just off the beach.

We continued our sloshy walk along the south edge of the lagoon noting Brazilian Teal who re-located in the marshier area of the lagoon. Two White-faced Whistling Duck then appeared from no-where and flew out over the Atlantic Forest giving me just enough time to get Alyssia onto them before they disappeared. 

This duck is common in Paraguay but was a new addition to my Laguna Blanca list. Woo Hoo! 

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