Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
In the summit trail definately you would met up with the Yellow-Bellied Fantail. This is the small fantail compares with those White-Throated Fantail and Pied Fantail. Well this Yellow-Bellied fantail also behaves the same like those fantail that I mentioned. They loves to fan up their tail.
During this time of my visit we noticed we could not sight the White-Browed Shortwing. During April we seems to notice them nearly every corner. According to Mr Pinnet he told me that this spp may not able to withstand the cold temperature therefore they could have done short migratory.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Blue Rock Thrush seems to have mark her territory on the roof top of this bungalow.
Until today I yet to be able to ID this flycatcher. I have never encounter Flycatcher in this plumage. I can only suspect that this would be a somewhat a female flycatcher.
At this place we sighted.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Outside this jeep trek I spotted this pair of Flavescent Bulbul. They perched very closely to each other. Noticed one of the bird use it's bill to scrub the other bird. The other bird just enjoy this intimate moments. I think this is called bonding behaviour.
As we have travel all the way to Chiangmai for birds, we also like to do some twitching. No doubt Haui Sai Lueng Waterfall birdlife is very good from morning till about noon time. Maybe it would be active again from 4pm but it looks like most of the birds here can be sighted in Malaysia. After some rest we head down to KM23 to another Jeep Track Road. There is a big river down the valley along the Jeep Track Road. We heard White-Capped Water Restart.. Here we wait..and wait for birds but hardly any interesting character turn up except Ashy Drongo, some warblers. We called end of our birding day at about 6:30pm.
Coincidentally we bird near Ling's Farm that morning. That site can gives us a good view on the valley with rows and rows of vegetables plots. Mam our thai birder friend met some farmers and as they exchange some greetings she asked about the Daurian Redstart, a good quality migrants that we wish to tick. That farmer replied Daurian Redstart oooh is actually now at my farm..you come.. come.. We all rush from all directions to Daurian Redstart. The farmers normally would spread some seeds as an offering to the bird. Daurian Redstart would linger at his farm until the migrant season is over. He mentioned that it has been a few years already that this same Daurian Redstart would be wintering at his farm. A few of my friends use the tree trunk to hide of their present. I sat on the ground with less movements to view and takes it's photos. This bird I realised behave alittle bit cautions of it's surrounding as we try to aim for a better pictures. Someone in our group says.. let try with no flash/lower down the flash as to not to scared it.
This is one of the van that we hire together with it's driver for our birding trips. Very cozy van and the drivers is a very skillful driver.
After I have settled the bill at Karen Eco-Lodge we head down to KM14 - Doi Inthanon National Park Information Center, overlooking the Mae Klang river on the left. The road passes through open dry dipterocarp forest. Aim to hunt for the Collared Falconet by scanning on those tress as show at the picture below. This is my second time stop-over at this spot, we scan on every tree tops to look out for a bird like the Black-Thighed Falconet. We sighted no Falconet :-(
This is how they keeps this national park clean. This is how the maintenace worker do their jobs. They use hand to pick up any unwanted rubbish. I was quite impress on their attitudes towards their jobs.
Here we sighted a Grey Headed Canary Flycatcher.