Thursday 22 March 2012

Thailand Day 6: Khao Yai NP Cont'd

On day 2 of exploring Khao Yai NP we started by walking 'Trail B'. 2 hours later and we had seen 3 birds and only identified 1 of those. It was a Hill Blue Flycatcher, the birding in the park can really be hit and miss. Once you get a wave of birds you start loving birding again, but while you're wandering around and waiting to see at least 1 bird you start questioning your sanity.

Hill Blue Flycatcher - bringing back our hope with its striking song:

Some interesting fungi along the trail:

Again, the most birds seen on day 2 were in developed areas. This Blue Rock Thrush was easily seen at the Visitors Centre:

Vernal Hanging Parrots are easy to find if you're familiar with the call and flight of hanging parrots:

Some impressive trees, this one is actually smothered by vines that have killed the tree. The inside is hollow and you can see through the tree:

Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters were always found up the hill from the visitors centre:

Red-whiskered Bulbuls are common in the grassy areas:

Another day has come and gone: