Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mae Sot

A work trip to the Thai-Burma border means that I have a chance to look around Mae Sot Reservoir again (my "patch away from patch").  The last few days have been very rainy, and I made the mistake of having a go at checking some fields along a dirt track which saw me almost get the 4WD horribly stuck in a mud pit and bringing back happy (!) memories of intense panic when grounding a hire car in the Moroccon Sahara many years ago.

Having extracted myself and the car, I managed to do a bit of birding before work, with THICK-BILLED WARBLER being the highlight.  Other migrant interest included 20+ RED-RUMPED SWALLOWS, a COMMON SANDPIPER, and a SIBERIAN STONECHAT cavorting with a resident PIED BUSHCHAT.

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