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2015-11-18 - 1:38 p.m.

Let's see if I can finish up a few key sightings from Nov. 11 before the afternoon safari...

Maybe I'll just touch on a few new/key birds of that day.

  • A beautiful pair of male and female Greentailed Sunbirds working a pink flowering tree almost at eye level
  • Maybe there was more than one Fire-capped Tit, but I could actually ID the male in breeding plumage
  • A closer look at Besra flying over the count site
  • A male Rock Bunting in rather poor light but still a new bird for the trip
  • Pallid Harrier -- the ID ultimately confirmed from photographs
  • Another mixed species troop in the boggy area between villages, including many birds I couldn't ID, but giving me good looks at Chestnut-tailed Minla, a male Red-breasted Flycatcher, and even a single Goldcrest. There were many birds that moved like Goldcrest but some of them were other species that were hard for the newbie to tell apart
  • as I ascended the stony path back to our village, I heard a noise in the bushes. It was wing noise and the bird ultimately chose to circle around me. A Grey-headed Woodpecker female. Terrible name for a beautiful rich olive-green bird that knew how to catch the single shaft of light in a foggy forest.
  • A huge flock of White-throated Laughingthrushes with a few White-crested Laughingthrushes along for the ride

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