Monday, December 19, 2011
Urban birding with the Urban Birder
I took David Lindo and his partner, Penny for an early morning birding trip to Suan Rot Fai this morning. David has done lots of birding in urban environments around the world, but I think my patch managed to hold its own! Goodies this morning included yesterday's Black-winged Cuckooshrike and the long-staying male Chinese Blue Flycatcher, with a nice selection of "sibes" to make David's first venture in Asian avifauna somewhat overwhelming - at least six Brown Shrikes, several Yellow-brows, point-blank views of Taiga Flycatcher, two Asian Brown Flycatchers, several Blue-tailed Bee-eaters overhead, two races of Ashy Drongo, a single Black Drongo, 10+ Black-naped Orioles, prolonged views of Black-capped Kingfisher and a couple of Indian Rollers.