Friday, 11 December 2015

11th December 2015 Doi Lang

An early start to reach the west side of Doi Lang early although a Red Junglefowl walking across the road was as close as we got to seeing a Mrs. Hume's Pheasant. We were however soon enjoying watching a new species as a small party of White-browed Laughingthrushes were seen from the car and on stopping we soon saw two species of Parrotbill and a good mixed-species flock. At the Military Checkpoint we walked along the road running parallel to the Burmese border for a couple of hours in the fine weather not realising that we weren't meant to walk further than 200m! We stumbled across a male Crested Bunting, a pair of Crested Serpent Eagles were circling overhead, there were good numbers of Common Rosefinches but they were eclipsed by finding an obliging pair of Giant Nuthatches. As we returned to the checkpoint we found our second new bird of the day in the form of a Crested Finchbill. At the checkpoint we were briefly quizzed as to where we wanted to go - Myanmar? We assumed the guard was joking but in hindsight he was probably wondering where we'd been for so long! I showed him a video of Giant Nuthatch and he soon lost interest in us. We returned to Fang and again eat in the Tesco Lotus store.
Red Junglefowl 1
Black-winged Kite 1
Crested Serpent Eagle 2
Crested Goshawk 1
Spotted Dove 6
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon 2
Cook's Swift c.500+
Blue-bearded Bee-eater 2
Grey-headed Parakeet 25
Long-tailed Shrike 1
Grey Treepie 2
Black-crested Bulbul 2
Sooty-headed Bulbul 8
Flavescent Bulbul 6
Swallow 20
Pallas's Leaf Warbler 6
Davison's White-tailed Leaf Warbler 6
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush 2
Dark-backed Sibia 12
Grey-headed Parrotbill 8
Spot-breasted Parrotbill 3
Striated Yuhina 15
Chestnut-flanked White-eye 1
Giant Nuthatch 2
Large Niltava 1 male
Siberian Rubythroat 1 female
Red-flanked Bluetail 2
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher 1
Sapphire Flycatcher 1 male
Grey Bush Chat 10
Orange-bellied Leafbird 1 male
Mrs. Gould's Sunbird 10
Black-throated Sunbird 1
Tree Sparrow c.100
Grey Wagtail 1
Spot-winged Grosbeak 1
Common Rosefinch c.100
Crested Bunting 1 male
Grey-headed Parrotbill at Doi Lang

Spot-breasted Parrotbill at Doi Lang
First-winter female Siberian Rubythroat at Doi Lang
Male Crested Bunting at Doi Lang
Male Common Rosefinch at Doi Lang
Red Lacewing at Doi Lang
Giant Nuthatch at Doi Lang
Crested Finchbill at Doi Lang

Male Orange-bellied Leafbird at Doi Lang

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon at Doi Lang