other 2 days we were birding near Malee’s: the monastery,
the checkpoint and we did, parts of, the Nature, Gulley and Jungle
Trail. We did not have a car so we did everything by foot.
As us had been told before the birding in november was ‘rather
slow’. We did see only a part of all the species mentioned
in several tripreports on the net. For example: no Pitta’s
(a French couple heard Rusty-naped), no Broadbills and Laughing-Thrushes
only heard ( we did not use a tape to attract birds). But as we
are not only interested in ticking as much species as possible,
but enjoy all facets of nature, we had a very good time. Despite
the rain on the first morning the weather was nice: sunny with some
clouds and early-morning fog, and warm.
Birdactivity ended rapidly after about 11.00 a.m and started again
but at a much lower level only about one hour before sunset. We
can imagazine that in early spring (February) the birds are indeed
more active and a little bit easier to find.