Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kaeng Krachan....

Kaeng Krachan

Yesterday was my first (and sure not the last) trip to Kaeng Krachan during the school holidays.. Always disappointed that staff there won't accept my work permit for Thai price entry.. Never had any problems at other National Parks.. Well, first sight to welcome me was a splendid Shikra (although my picture wasn't so!!) Before reaching the campsite two more lifers, Ashy Minivets and Grey Rumped Treeswifts.. Another raptor I am unsure of and a Black Baza made the drive pleasant. I am a little concerned about the road as it looks like it is being leveled to be tarmac-ed. Gonna be another rally track I'm sure!!!!!!!!! At the campsite I pitched tent and went off to look between all streams, Orange Breasted Trogon and Silver Breasted Broadbill was all I got..Seemed all a bit quiet. Driving back to camp, another lifer, a Chestnut Breasted Malkoha. Back at the campsite I contemplated packing up and heading home, after a chat with Luang Dtot I decided to call it a day... Will be back soon..

Ashy Minivet

Black Baza

Chestnut Breasted Malkoha

Grey Rumped Treeswift.


Silver Breasted Broadbill

Free At Last.....

Doi Chaing Dao and Doi Inthanon.....

So the school holidays are finally here!!!!! First trip was up to Chiang Dao, but with no real chance of any birding....(have to be good sometimes) Day 3 took us to Doi Inthanon.. As we stayed at Mr Daengs  there would be a good few chances to get out with the camera. My hunt was on for the Green and Purple Cochoa, but sadly I didn't get to see them. As this was my first time to Doi Inthanon I  managed to pull off quite a few lifers, such as Black Bulbul, Black Headed Sibia, Blue Whistling Thrush, Brown Throated Treecreeper, Silver Eared Laughingthrush, Chestnut Tailed Minla, Golden Throated Barbet, Great Tit (in Thailand), White Browed Shrike Babbler,  Fulvous Breasted Woodpecker, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Large Niltava, Orange Tailed and Black Throated Sunbird and Yellow Cheeked Tit..

Blue Whistling Thrush
Black Bulbul

Brown Throated Treecreeper
Black Headed Sibia

Golden Throated Barbet
Chestnut Tailed Minla
Great Tit

Large Niltava
White Browed Shrike Babbler

Yellow Cheeked Tit

Silver Eared Laughingthrush

                         Overall a good trip with plenty of good sightings.....