Well it didn’t go so well in the wee small hours as both Salvadori’s Nightjar and Sumatran Frogmouth just called back to the ipod and decided not to show themselves – rather frustrating really as it was a perfectly dry calm morning. But a Dusky Woodcock flew over a few times doing its roding display flight which was quite nice. Nevertheless, once it got light things picked up with a female Schneider’s Pitta present briefly on the trail which was a surprise as I wasn’t really looking for it!
A huge flock was mobbing another Sumatran Owlet, including Sunda and Grey-chinned Minivets, Sumatran Drongo, Blue Nuthatch, Sunda Warbler, Blyth’s Shrike-babbler and Mountain White-eyes.
Also saw a Black Eagle and had a brief view of what looked like a Booted Eagle soaring over the canopy. Other goodies included Sumatran Trogon, Wreathed Hornbill, the mega common Fire-tufted Barbet, Pygmy Cupwing, Lesser Shortwing, Sunda Blue Robin, Shiny and Sumatran Whistling-thrushes and nice views of Black-capped White-eye.
Then took the afternoon off to rest and have a hot bucket wash back at the homestay.