Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chaloem Phrakiat NP

Continuing my quest to explore this park and to take a break from ,
I was back there again this week for another forage around.
Today was the best birding I've had there so far with some new ticks for this little known park.
The highlights for me had to be White-browed Piculets in two different locations and a Rufous-bellied Niltava (a lifer for me). Blue-winged Pittas were out in abundance with one pair feeding chicks. I got a good idea of the nest location, but didn't venture any further so not to disturb them too much.

Drongo ???

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Green-eared Barbet

Other sightings included Spangled and Greater Racket-tailed Drongoes, Green-eared Barbets, Yellow-vented and Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers, Abbot's and Puff-throated Babblers, Lesser-necklaced Laughingthrushes, a Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Mugimaki Flycatchers, Hill and Golden-crested Mynas and a single Hooded Pitta was heard.

White-browed Piculet
White-browed Piculet

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Puff-throated Babbler

Rufous-bellied Niltava
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

 To my mind this place just keeps getting better with every visit. Although I have seen most of these species many times before, it's been a real buzz finding them again without KNOWING exactly which spot to head for as with KK. I will return there again next Saturday and hopefully the young Pittas will be out and about.