Siargao Rice Farming Update. August 1st, 2017
Let’s check in on this season’s rice farming in the fields of Del Pilar in San Isidro here on Siargao island.
These buildings are used to house rice field workers during the planting and harvest seasons. After harvest, they’re used to store sacks of rice before they’re transported to town for sale.
This pile of rice straw will most likely be burned and and left on the field before the next ploughing. Read more about the Paddyfield Pipit here.
Do you remember our primer on ducks? Which ducks do you see here?
While not the best in-flight photo of a Watercock, this was a ‘lifer’ for me this morning. Living in marshy vegetation, such as rice fields, the Watercock feeds on insects, small fish, and seeds. Due to pressure from hunters, it’s become somewhat difficult to find.