Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mae Wong

Koons!! Dammit!!

A trip to Mae Wong had been on the cards for a long time now and since we had a few days spare we finally got there a few weeks back.. I had researched about the resident Koon flies there, so extra protection was in order. A beautiful place to visit with some stunning scenery, but those flies!!! really a damn nuisance... So the birding... Not too much about, no signs of any Pittas or the Hornbills was a bit of a disappointment. Birds seen included; Black Throated and White Necked Laughingthrush, Buff Breasted, Streaked Wren and White Browed Shrike Babbler, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Grey Backed Shrike, Grey Cheeked Fulvetta, Grey Headed Flycatcher, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Maroon Oriole, Speckled Piculet, Velvet Fronted Nuthatch, White Throated Fantail and Yellow Cheeked Tit.

Black Throated Laughingthrush
Speckled Piculet

Velvet Fronted Nuthatch

Yellow Cheeked Tit.  

White Necked Laughingthrush

The drive back down from Chong Yen was pleasant but we only managed a couple of Blue Bearded Bee-Eaters. Sadly another dip for the Crested Kingfisher !!!

Blue Bearded Bee-Eater

I'm sure we will be back there soon, maybe October this time.. Just hope not so many flies around then......scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch !!!!!!!!!!!!

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