Sunday, February 1, 2009


AsBO....Anti-social Behaviour Owlet?

First trip this year to Suan Rot Fai, greeted within seconds of arrival by a Black-capped Kingfisher (with a second bird seen later), then the discovery of a fruiting tree filled with Black-naped Orioles and Coppersmith Barbets.

The park is amazingly dry now; no rain of any significance has fallen in Bangkok since November, and wet season doesn't begin until April, so I expect it to be semi desert by late March (note to self: check fairways for Cream-coloured Courser on next visit).

Bird of the day was a THICK-BILLED WARBLER (seen rather badly), with other goodies including a stunning male BLACK-NAPED MONARCH, and nice views of ASIAN BARRED OWLET (see above). The only phylloscs were two Yellow-browed Warblers. Flycatchers included 4+ Taiga and one Asian Brown.

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