|Emei Feng in the sunshine for a change....|
We followed the Tragopan Trail again and had a brief sighting of a male Cabot’s Tragopan flying out of a tree, as well as a female with 4 chicks walking up a wooded slope. After breakfast we birded our way down the mountain and I was particularly pleased to finally get Kloss’s Leaf-Warbler performing extremely well and singing from several exposed perches right next to us.
|Kloss's Leaf Warbler|
In fact the song was incredibly varied and it seemed to mimic some random 'phllosc' songs that i tried playing... Mmmm
|Mountain Bulbul was quite common here.....|
There was also two Collared Owlets at separate locations that pulled in Blyth’s Shrike-Babblers, Indochinese and Black-chinned Yuhinas, Yellow-cheeked Tits and Mountain Bulbuls amongst other species.
|Collared Owlets - spot the difference....|
In glorious weather we enjoyed views of many previously seen species, with Crested Serpent-Eagle, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush and Sulphur-breasted Warbler being new for the tour.
Lunch was taken in Taining before we set off on the 5 hour drive towards the next birding hotspot of the Minjiang Estuary.