Monday, November 5, 2012

Kaeng Krachan (the first weekend)

The first trip to KK since re opening this year turned up a few nice sightings for me.. It did seem a bit quiet on the bird front, but we still saw quite a few.  A nice little group of  Chestnut Headed Bee-Eaters taking a dip in the stream at Bang Kran. Plenty of Red Throated Flycatchers around the camping area, a lonesome Verditer Flycatcher, a pair of Blue Bearded Bee-Eaters, Crimson Sunbirds, a pair of Violet Cuckoos, plenty of Blue Winged Leafbirds and a few Fairy Bluebirds.

Blue Winged Leafbird

Red Throated Flycatcher

Verditer Flycatcher

Violet Cuckoo

Walking back down the track from the Youth Scout Camp area turned up a nice Besra which obliged nicely for a few snaps. On the same track, I was amazed as a Leopard Cat strolled out right in front of me, then dashed straight back into the undergrowth.Totally gutted I didn't get a picture.....


Sunday morning. We had thought of taking the drive up to Panoen Tung, but after making a coffee and watching  82  trucks pass by from 6-7am we kinda decided against it... This was our first and last weekend trip !!! Each pick up had about 6-8 people in the back.. Must have been one hell of a party up there.. Driving back throught the fields of Petchaburi turned up a huge Black Eagle which sort of rounded off another nice trip.. 

Black Eagle

Thanks to Lenny W down in Pattaya for the help in identifying some of the above....