Saturday, September 27, 2008

A fifth kingfisher

Having found out earlier in the week that my workload is probably going to increase exponentially in the next few weeks I decided to make the most of the current lull and headed to Suan Rot Fai at 4pm yesterday. Birdwise it was more of the same as seen in recent days - a new Paradise Flycatcher (this one a 1st winter), now two Taiga Flycatchers showing well, one female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher and a brief glimpse of a Black-capped Kingfisher which was pleasing as it was well overdue (they normally arrive in the first week of September) and because it is the fifth species of Kingfisher I've seen in SRF. A bird photographer saw a Ruddy Kingfisher in the same area last week, so there is definately scope to add another species!

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