Saturday, 14 February 2015

Kaeng Krachen Rocks...!

You can’t get much better than starting the day with a pair of Black-and-red Broadbills beside the trail we were following this morning. 

Black-and-red Broadbill

To then see a close Blue-bearded Bee-eater sunning itself in a bare tree right overhead was an even better start! 

Blue-bearded Bee-eater

We then birded the forest road between the three streams and bumped into a big flock with a Banded Woodpecker being something of a surprise, along with Greater Yellownape and Bay Woodpecker. Then 6 Tickell’s Brown Hornbills flew over and landed in a large tree right overhead. We followed this with a pair of Dusky Broadbills feeding and called right overhead.

Dusky Broadbill

After lunch we drove up the hill to a fruiting tree where Greater Green Leafbird and scope views of Yellow-vented Green–Pigeon  was very satisfying. Lots of Thick-billed Green-Pigeons were also present, with a good selection of barbets as well. Afterwards we had a brief Rufous-browed Flycatcher, and eventually a group of Collared Babblers appeared. 

Collared Babbler

We finished with a large flock with Swinhoe’s Minivets, more Collared Babblers, and other previously seen species. Then a Dark-sided Flycatcher was spotted on the drive down to end another great day in Thailand.

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