Friday, 12 February 2016

Grey-sided Thrush at Doi Ang Khang

A rather successful day today as we birded Doi Ang Khang in the morning and then Doi Lang in the late afternoon, with the highlight for me being a couple of Grey-sided Thrushes (see photo below). Now this is not a bird I have seen very often at all and this was only my 3rd or 4th decent sighting ever, but this pair showed well if a little distantly this morning in company with a single Eye-browed Thrush. It wasn't a great day for sharp photo's for some reason but here goes...

We birded a nice sunlit slope and had a great time nailing a whole bunch of goodies such as Scarlet-faced Liocichla, Spectacled Barwing, Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Buff-throated Warbler and others. 

Moving on to Doi Lang in the afternoon I was particularly pleased to get this male White-bellied Redstart  at one of the feeding stations. This is a really tough bird to see under normal field conditions but this just proves how amazing these sites are in Thailand. 

A female Slaty-blue Flycatcher was also at the same spot.

After finding a few Crested Buntings we retuned to the same area and got this obliging Spot-breasted Parrotbill....

We ended the day watching an Ultramarine Flycatcher and enjoying fantastic views of a big flock of Cook's Swifts flying low overhead. I did try to get a few pics but they aren't great although you can see the thin rump band and scaly underparts...

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