Monday, April 4, 2011

A major national rarity on the patch

I made a late afternoon visit to Suan Rot Fai today with visiting English birder, and Scilly resident Graham Gordon who was keen to find some migrant action.  After picking up a female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher and a very well-behaved Forest Wagtail we went into "The Ramble" to see what it had to offer, and this time it did me really proud, with us simultaneously getting onto a stunning male NARCISSUS FLYCATCHER, a species which has been recorded no more than ten times in Thailand!!!

Of course I had left the camera at home (!), but we had wonderful views of the bird for about 20 minutes before it disappeared, presumably to roost.  What an absolute corker, my bird of the year so far!

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