Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ban Luang Resort

Grey-winged Blackbirds
We left Chiang Dao early Thursday morning and headed towards Fang, via Ban Luang Resort Doi Ang Kang where in the garden, we hoped to see some of the thrushes recently reported. We spent the all morning sat on the balcony at the back of the restaurants and enjoyed amazing views of birds coming into to drink and feed. A variety of thrushes were on show throughout, with totals of 5 Grey-winged Blackbird, 4 Black-breasted Thrush, 4 Eye-browed Thrush and a Grey-sided Thrush.

Black-breasted Thrush

Eye-browed Thrush

Grey-sided Thrush
Other species noted included 5 Black-headed Greenfinch, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, White-caped Redstart, Little Bunting, 6 Common Rosefinch, Blue-whistling Thrush, 5 Grey Bushchat, 2 Brown-breasted Bulbul and a male Verditer Flycatcher. Mid afternoon we left and headed for Fang and three days birding on Doi Lang.
Blue-whislting Thrush
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush

Brown-breasted Bulbul

1 comment:

  1. Really interesting to read about your trip with F and M, two exceptional characters and great companions. What sort of temperatures are you having ? Is the weather normal? I ask because it seems extremes are being experienced all over the place, wonder if it was the reason for some of your quiet times.