Friday, February 8, 2013

Baan Song Nok

We spent all of Monday afternoon at the bird hide/screen at Baan Song Nok just outside Kaeng Krachan National Park, though none of the hoped for pheasants or Slaty-legged Crake put in an appearance there was always plenty of birds on view.
Greater Nacklaced Laughingthrush
Lesser Nacklaced Laughingthrush
Upto 15 Lesser and 6 Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush were on almost continuos show, down to a few feet.
Scaly-breasted Partridge
Two Scaly-breasted Partridge came into drink twice and up to 7 Red Junglefowl showed well including a splendid male and his five ladies.
Red Junglefowl
Other birds into drink and bath included 4 Black-naped Monarch, 3 Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, 5 Siberian Blue Robin, 2 Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, 6 Puff-throated Babbler, White-bellied Erponis, Yellow-billed Blue Whistling Thrush, Large Scimiter Babbler, 3 Abbott's Babbler and 12 Brown-cheeked Fulvetta.

Siberian Blue Robin

Stripe-throated Bulbul
There were always plenty of bulbuls around with Streak-eared, Stripe-throated, Black-headed and Black-crested noted.

Large-tailed Nightjar
Also at Baan Song Nok a roosting Large-tailed Nightjar showed well down to a few feet.

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