left Scaly-breasted Munia, right a Grey-breasted Prinia
And another Long-tailed Shrike
The Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher was seen at the gardens of a residency belonging to the queen of Thailand. She only comes here once or twice a year and the public is allowed to enter the premises.
After another night at Mr. Deang’s I was looking forward to spend the last day on the mountain by myself, checking the few places that I had got to know and taking my time with the camera and the 300mm 2.8. To my horror there was a constant flow of cars heading for the summit, where some religious celebration attracted 1000s of worshippers. The drums and chanting could be heard for miles, which was actually not unpleasant, but I came for something else… and gave up visiting the stupas to look for the male Green-tailed Sunbird...
Again at Checkpoint 2, staring at the tops of the tall, tall trees:
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon
And down at eye-level:
Small Niltava, male
Accompanied by a female Rufous-bellied Niltava
I felt disappointed about missing out on the high elevation birds, but if I hadn't stayed here I would have missed another Streaked Spiderhunter, visiting its favorite banana flower.