Monday, November 7, 2011

Eastern Crowned Warblers, Bangkok

Eastern Crowned Warblers are hard to beat, and having high hopes of catching up with them in Thailand before arriving, the presence of plenty scattered throughout the park over the three mornings at Suan Rot Fai was a real treat.

Writing several weeks later from southern central Thailand, and having seen many ECW's since, they still manage to provoke a mild shudder when found flitting purposefully in the canopy. Although generally known to stay quiet, we saw and heard several birds calling, and they're especially enthusiastic about pishing - often approaching to within a metre or two above one's head.