Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rubies are red....

Back in Mae Sot, Tak province for a business trip.  Birding before work today produced  very nice, but all-too-brief views of a SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT, plus BLUE MAGPIE.   Also detected were DUSKY and RADDE'S WARBLERS.

I have a funny relationship with Rubythroats - they are supposed to be abundant in winter in Thailand, but I rarely encounter them (I really want to find one on my local patch, but have little expectation), though this morning's bird disappeared in to an isolated dead bush, and despite waiting for ten minutes to reappear it never showed again. Skulkying little buggers!

I also just received an email saying that there are three drake BAER'S POCHARDS at Bung Borophet, which I drove past yesterday!  My return journey will be with a couple of work colleagues, so it seems unlikely that I'll get a chance to go for them.  Gutted!

1 comment:

Newton Stringer said...

Mmmmm....Rubythroats....Skulky little buggers indeed, very early mornings seemed best for getting any views at all when I was over there..... mind you, a mist net often did the trick ! 8)