Saturday, 11 March 2017

11th March 2017 Tmatboey

We spent the early morning at a small area of trashed riverine forest that sometimes holds Pale-capped Pigeon albeit we failed to see any. Despite seeing some nice species including thermalling Woolly-necked Storks, Stork-billed Kingfisher and Van Hasselt's Sunbirds the highlight was watching a displaying male Oriental Honey-Buzzard. We then moved to a small nearby traepang where a White-shouldered Ibis was seen and we were shown an active nest of Brown Fish-Owls. We returned to the lodge, packed, said our farewells to the Danes and made our journey back to Siem Reap in preparation for our international flights back to Shetland via Kuala Lumpur that all ran on time.

Woolly-necked Stork 8
White-shouldered Ibis 1
Oriental Honey-Buzzard 2 displaying
Crested Goshawk 1
Rufous-winged Buzzard 5
Chinese Francolin 1
Red Junglefowl h
Thick-billed Green-Pigeon 4
Green Imperial Pigeon 8
Red Turtle Dove 5
Spotted Dove 10
Asian Koel h
Brown Fish-Owl 3
Crested Treeswift 10
Stork-billed Kingfisher 1
Black-capped Kingfisher 1
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 2
Blue-bearded Bee-eater 1
Oriental Pied Hornbill 1
Lineated Barbet 1
Swallow 6
Swinhoe's Minivet 2
Ashy Minivet 1
Black-crested Bulbul 1
Sooty-headed Bulbul 2
Ashy Drongo 4
Racket-tailed Treepie 4
Black-collared Starling 2
Hill Myna 2
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird 1
Van Hasselt's Sunbird 6

Male Chinese Francolin at Tmatboey

A King Cobra had shed its skin overnight

Riverine forest at Tmatboey

Stork-billed Kingfisher at Tmatboey

Woolly-necked Storks at Tmatboey

Displaying male Oriental Honey-Buzzard at Tmatboey

A trapaeng near Tmatboey

White-shouldered Ibis at Tmatboey

Rufous-winged Buzzards at Tmatboey

Brown Fish-Owl sat on its nest at Tmatboey

Farewell to Christoph & Nils on their way to Vietnam
who both had a great sense of humour so were good fun to spend time birding with