Late yesterday afternoon we headed up to the temple to look for an apparent tame 'wild' Silver Pheasant, which appears on the steps every afternoon at around 5pm. As soon as we reached the kitchen area at the top of the steps the male Silver Pheasant was waiting, it was ridiculously tame and it was hard to believe it was a wild bird. According to monks at the temple, the bird first appeared out of the forest to feed on scraps from the kitchen around two years ago and has gradually become tamer and tamer. I have seen Silver Pheasant around half a dozen times in forest around the temple and have no reason to doubt the monk's story, but never feel happy with a bird being so tame when ones, in the jungle are far more timid.
Otherwise the temple was quiet, the only other birds of note being five Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Grey-backedShrike, White-throated Fantail and many Black Bulbuls.