Pak Phli to Khao YaiWell after not getting the Bluethroat on my trip to Pak Phli last week, I headed back Sunday morning determined not to come away empty handed again... It was a nice quiet morning with only two other birders there ( sorry guys.. forgot your names..) So, hide up, scene set and meal worms out we settled to see what turned up. Must only been 10 mins before the first Bluethroat turned up. Plenty of Stonechats, Cisticolas and Pipits around, too and about 100 Black Kites overhead. I really find the Pipits hard to ID... all look the same to me!! After a few more visits I was happy with my pics, so decided to head off to Khao Yai for the Mugi.
So, off to get the Mugimaki Flycatcher and White Throated Rockthrush. Armed with site details from Gerry Brett ( cheers Gerry) I arrived at the park. A nice surprise FREE entry!!! Unfortunately not just for me.... but half the population of Thailand, too!!! The weather was really cool.. 17 degrees on the display at HQ. The Mugimaki showed almost immediately, so after getting the pics and wolfing down a couple of hotdog sandwiches I had a walk around in search of the Rockthrush. Sadly I didn't find it this time..Still I suppose that just gives me an excuse to go back again .555
Just as I left , I got a nice pic I could use for a greeting for a future letter... Not sure who to send it to yet!!!