Whos keeping an eye on me....

Friday, 6 May 2011

Far out in the East Week 1 Days 5 & 6

2 more full days at Frasers hill.....  an early start to try our luck for some thrushes. We were fortunate to quickly bag a Blue Whistling Thrush as well as a stunning Orange Headed Thrush, then we picked up a colourful Green Magpie..... it wasnt even light yet.

A drive to Jeriau waterfall didnt get us out target bird of Silver Breasted Broadbill but did get us an Everetts Whiteye and plenty of Grey Wagtails and Drongos.... this looks to be a prosperous area to bird, maybe we were just very unlucky as we found it very quiet.

Back up at the town we tried the well trodden but productive Telecom Loop, here I got my best views of Cuckoo Dove

This Ashy Bulbul was one of many Bulbul species seen

Red eyed Bulbul

Other Bulbuls included Black Crested, Streaked, Hairy Backed, Yellow Bellied, Spectacled, Cream Vented amongst others, however one of the best for me was the
Stripe Throated Bulbul

and yet another stunning Barbert species, this time a

Black Browed Barbet

The bird waves at Frasers Hill were usually productive, today we were fortunate to get a shot of this

Yellow Bellied Warbler

one of the highlights (yet again on the Telecom Loop)

Long Tailed Broadbill

a long drive down the new road brought us virtually face to face with a stunning Raptor.
We accidentaly flushed and disturbed this Blyths Hawk Eagle, however he rounded a nearby corner and was sat perched when we arrived

one of the stars of Frasers Hill has to be this species
Chestnut Capped Laughingthush

some of the other species seen were Siberian Thrush, Speckled Piculet, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Bar winged Flycatcher Shrike and this wonderful


and a rather funky looking
Chestnut Crowned Warbler

Day 7 was going to be a day of travel and a long journey to the Rainforest at Taman Negara


Unknown said...

You have such an amazing collection of wonderful bird shots! I'm amazed.

theconstantwalker said...

Stunning birds to see Dave....Beautiful images.

Unknown said...

Great series Dave!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great series of all those interesting birds.

FAB said...

Another excellent mixture Dave. Enjoyed this and the previous overseas posts. Must be doing wonders for your life list.

fjällripan said...

So many beautiful and unusual birds! Great post to! :)

MaineBirder said...

Very beautiful and interesting birds.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, just stunning collection of birds. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing these birds, I love seeing birds from around the world.

Malgorzata Ingstad said...

What a fantastic collection of small birds! But the Black Browed Barbet is my favourite!

Bill S. said...

Beautifully captured beautiful birds. I would love to see some of these wonderful colored birds.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful series of photos! The Black Browed Barbet is gorgeous!

Sondra said...

What a great trip that mut have been....I would be going nutz trying to get all that--Great job!!

joo said...

Lovely set! I can't decide which photo is my favourite.

Pat Ulrich said...

Beautiful collection of birds, so many lovely colorful species!