It wasn't long before we encounted the first feeding party of the day which contained Chestnut-vented and Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babbler, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Grey-chinned Minivet and the first of very many Grey-cheeked Fulvettas. The first kilometer of the track follows a stream where single pairs of both White-crowned and Slaty-backed Forktails were present.
The highlight of the day was a group of at least 25 Long-tailed Broadbills a personnel favourite and one of the smartest looking birds in the world. Higher along the trail many Mountain Tailorbirds were singing and several Bianchi's Warblers were seen and more importantly heard to call. Flycatchers noted including four Little Pied and at least six Slaty-backed. At the trail summit in a large clearing around a small campsite there were at least twenty Crested Finchbills, six Spectacled Barwings, a fine male Red-flanked Bluetail and a Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush. The walk back down the mountain was quieter, but when nearly back at the car a large group of Grey-headed Parrotbills was present along with a a shy group of White-cheeked Laughingthrush's in the undergrowth.
Recent videos courtesy of Uthai Cheummarang of http://chiangmaibirding.com/ and photos from Gary Hibberd Norfolk Wildlife Trust