This is one of my favourite species and it has taken up temporary residence in the local rice paddy. It is very difficult to get close to and it is brilliantly disguised. It really is hard to pick it out against the mud. I’ve seen them on Tuesday and Wednesday evening this week and now this afternoon. On Tuesday there were also two Common Greenshanks in the flooded fields, quite unexpected; there have also been a few Oriental Pratincoles flying around as well as some Marsh Sandpipers and lots of Black-winged Stilts. More common birds, like Pond Herons and Cattle Egrets are starting to show their breeding plumage.