We had one last morning on Doi Inthanon, so returned to our favourite trail just after first light and spent the next few hours having a very enjoyable time amidst some very nice forest. We hit a flock almost immediately with all the usual suspects present and also added a female Vivid Niltava to the list as well. We messed around with a group of White-necked Laughingthrushes that called back to the ipod a little bit but didn’t want to show themselves and also saw a few previously seen species as well. We moved up to an area of pine trees and here we spotted a Silver-eared Mesia feeding in a tree at eye-level and it turned out to be the leader of a flock of maybe 7 or 8 birds.
|Nice scenery on Doi Inthanon|
Then we walked out above the treeline and checked the scrub where we had a flyby Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler, female Siberian Rubythroat, a Streaked Spiderhunter and also managed to call in a Banded Bay Cuckoo from about a mile away.
|Banded Bay Cuckoo|
So we walked back down to the minibus and returned to the lodge, where after loading the luggage aboard managed to finally see the reported Lesser Shortwing – yayyyy! All that was left was to have lunch, drive back to Chiang Mai airport and fly to Bangkok for the night.