A delayed start today due to a torrential downpour, so kicked off our boat ride an hour late but still managed to see the Colugo again, along with a fine male Malaysian Blue Flycatcher and Bold-striped Tit-babbler before the weather cleared significantly to start.
|Colugo or Flying Lemur|
We followed the main river for a while before heading into a couple of narrower side channels and new birds were soon flowing with Striated Heron, Jerdon’s Baza, a White-bellied Woodpecker reacting strongly to a Crested Serpent-eagle, Great Slaty Woodpecker, the endemic Bornean Black Magpie, and a fine Crimson Sunbird.
|This White-bellied Woodpecker was obviously not a raptor fan!|
A large fruiting tree held 4 Orang-utans and we watched in amazement as one tried to shake the branch a Reticulated Python was curled around sleeping.
We also saw another Bat Hawk, Wrinkled and Black Hornbills, and had prolonged close views of a Blue-eared Kingfisher, whilst Black-and-red Broadbills became increasingly common.
After lunch and a siesta we set off once more along the river and although it was a little quieter due to the threat of rain we had a nice view of a Lesser Fish-eagle tussling with a dark-morph Changeable Hawk-eagle.
A couple of White-bellied Sea-eagles were present, a few Whiskered Terns flew by, a Blue-crowned Hanging-parrot was actually perched up on a bare branch, and some Blue-throated Bee-eaters allowed a close approach.
Non-avian addition was a Sunda Silvered Langur, but we enjoyed further views of Proboscis Monkeys.