Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grilling phylloscs

Early morning had me trying to get good views of another phyllosc at the Ministry of Public Relations, but the hyperactive little bugger was really giving me a headache. Either and Arctic or a Two-barred Greenish, watching it in strong sunlight made the plumage tones look really quite yellow and green (not the subdued olives I am used to seeing in Arctics, but most of those I have seen recently have been in areas of heavy shade). With such brief views and the bird not calling I was left undecided.  2BGW passes through Bangkok in small numbers, especially in autumn, but it's not something I have seen on either in my two local birding areas, so I'm very keen to score an indisputable bird.

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