Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Years Eve

Blue Rock Thrush
Chiang Dao

Spent the first few hours of new years eve birding around Wat Tham Pha Plong at Chiang Dao, best birds were a Orange-breasted Trogon and two more calling, four Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Violet Cuckoo, Bay Woodpecker, Sultan Tit and Oriental Pied Hornbills.
Common species included Scaly-breasted Partridge calling from at at least 6 localities, Banded Bay Cuckoo, six Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Grey-backed Shrike, White-throated Fantail, Striated Swallow, Omei Warbler, three Claudia's Leaf Warbler, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked and Little Spiderhunter.

Blue-throated Barbet
Malee's Chiang Dao

Birds in or over the garden at Malee's included Blue-throated Barbet, Green-billed Malkoha, Oriental Honey Buzzard and in the evening a Red Angry Bird.

Angry Bird
Chiang Dao

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