Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pak Phli

Pak Phli

Seeing many posts of the Bluethroat recently, I thought I'd better go and have a look and see what I could find... So Sunday morning Jas and I set out ( a little late I think). We arrived around lunchtime and although a bit overcast, still stinking hot!!  There were a few people there who told us they had seen a few around earlier that morning. There were a couple of hides set already along the road , but I never really feel comfortable plonking mine where folk be already! So we had a walk around and saw plenty of Bee-Eaters and Black Kites. Taking a drive further down the road we found Richard's Pipits, Rosy Pipits, Stonechats and a nice Common Kingfisher.

Common Kingfisher

Indochinese Bushlark

Richard's Pipit

Rosy Pipit

After a little spot of lunch we had a drive back along the road, where we saw Indochinese Bushlarks and got some really close views of some Black Kites. We also saw some nice little Scarlet Backed Flowerpeckers.

Long Tailed Shrike
Striated Grassbird
One short little final drive around produced what, for me was the highlight of the day.... A Long Tailed Shrike flew down right in front of us.. For me this was a first, so pretty pleased we were!! Sadly though, No Bluethroats this time..... Hopefully we will head back there this weekend....