While I was waiting in my make-shift blind for the friendly Grey Wagtail to make an appearance, this Red Turtle-Dove came in for a drink at a watering hole by the bank of the Bued River. My target bird (GWT) did appear briefly, and its throat is now visibly darker than it was three days ago. Hopefully, it will stay for over a week more, until its throat becomes fully black.
Red Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica, resident)
Habitat - Open country or lawns.
Shooting info (both shots) - Bued River, Rosario, La Union, Philippines, April 15, 2020, Canon 5D III + EF 400 f/2.8 IS + EF 2x TC III, 800mm, f/5.6, ISO 1600, 1/800 sec, manual exposure in available light, bean bag on the ground, major crop resized to 1500 x 1000.