Sunday, August 7, 2011
Expanding my territory
I have always accepted that my local patch is too big to cover exhaustively on the short visits that I make, and from the forays that I have made away from my usual favored spots, I have been disappointed by a lack of favourable habitat. However, a week or so ago I was looking at the Googlemap of Suan Rot Fai and noticed a large area of trees that I had not "ground truthed" in the southern section of the park, so this morning I went and checked it out. It actually looks rather promising - quite undisturbed by other park users, and with a nice mix of vegetation. I then went a bit further and discovered a small island that looks to have good potential, and can be accessed by a series of stepping stones. This area seems very much undisturbed and has loads of cover, but seems pretty workable by a single birder. Six weeks from now I'll know whether or not this potential has any chance of being fulfilled.