Following another abortive attempt for Hodgson’s Frogmouth we got the ball rolling with a flyover Jerdon’s Baza, followed by displaying Crested Goshawk, with the distinctive white undertail coverts fluffed up across the rump. At a huge stand of bamboo we had Bay Woodpecker, Red-headed Trogon, Blue-throated Barbet, lots of Hair-crested Drongos, Scarlet Minivet, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Asian House Martin, Yellow-bellied Warbler, a heard only Broad-billed Warbler, and a Mountain Tailorbird.
Moving on we had Stripe-breasted Woodpecker in a flock consisting of Black-headed and Blyth’s Shrike-Babblers and Rufous-backed Sibias, with some Ashy Woodswallows nearby. Also seen were Crested Finchbill, Grey Treepie, and other commoner species.
Driving to Ruili we stopped on a ridge and found a flock of Grey-breasted Prinias, Hill Prinia, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Eastern Buzzard, and a Little Bunting.
Our best meal of the trip tonight.