Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Paradise in Suan Rot Fai

A quick trip early morning revealed a very nice female Asian Paradise Flycatcher, two Eastern Crowned Warblers, one Arctic Warbler, and lingering female-type Yellow-rumped Flycatcher and a couple of Asian Brown Flys. Halfway through the walk I remembered that Phil Round mentioned peak dates for Siberian Blue Robin passage being around 23/24th September, so I started examining the undergrowth very carefully, seemingly to no avail (as expected), then just as i was about to break out onto the main trail I flushed a bird that perched up briefly in front of me, long enough for me to get the bins on, and it to imprint on my retina - 1st winter female SIBERIAN BLUE ROBIN. Too quick for the camera though...


Asian Paradise Flycatcher (incei), Phil Round has commented: The blackish throat contrasting with the grey breast and belly tells you that this is the migrant race, incei. Clearly bluish bill and orbital indicates an adult (greyish, bill flesh-based in 1Y), so presumably a female.

1 comment:

Birding said...

Hi Buddy.. just stumbled across your site.. looks pretty cool.. Just interested about you saying you use a teleconverter with a Nikon lens..is it a vr lens?? I have a vr 300 mm lens..not sure if i can use a teleconvter.. I will be checking out the park next week...Cheers Brian