Monday, February 10, 2014

8th February

A couple of hours in Suan Rotfai  on Saturday morning where quite productive, with the Northern Boobook still present, a female type Siberian Rubythroat offering exceptional views, a Peregrine stooping across the north end of the park, and a single Black-naped Monarch.

Northern Boobook

The most confusing bird was a singing Cinereous Tit - where the hell did that come from?  A bird of mountain forests in Thailand, with all populations being sedentary. The suspicion must be that it is an escapee from the Chatuchak weekend market, but what is the possibility of it being a genuine vagrant from one of the more northerly populations during cold weather?

Other notable species seen included two Thick-billed Warblers and a White-rumped Sharma.

Siberian Rubythroat

Yellow Bittern


Anonymous said...

Can you provide a specific location for the Boobook and other birds mentioned? Thanks.

David Wilson said...

A location for the Boobook and Siberian Rubythroat would be great - I'll be at Suan Rot Fai on Saturday and would love to see both species,

David Gandy said...

If you look at my list of links you will find one whivh links to a map of Suan Rotfai, which markers indicating the Rubythroat location, and another marking "The Ramble", which is where the Boobook has been (roosting high up in the largest tree in the middle of the small copse there).

David Wilson said...

Thanks! Had great views of the Rubythroat, but couldn't locate the Boobook