An evening visit to Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park just down the road provided a welcome change to the jungle and a boost to the trip list. A plethora of waders was on view at this migration refuelling hotspot with a case of deja'vue below.
This fellow was our second 'monkey' of the trip a very obliging Dusky Langur, how he didn't get an electric shock I'll never know.
Dusky on vid...
As the sun went down and the mossies came out a Nightjar dropped onto the track in front of our parked 4x4, an Indian Nightjar that gave stunning close views and ended a memorable days birding.
Dusk descends over KSRY NP so as all good birders must do we make our way to Hua Hin and the best pub in Thailand namely El Murphy's for an intake of the Irish nectar....Guinness. What a delightful way to end a days birding. Even better the glorious Man Utd were on the box disposing of Spurs 3-1 en route to another 3 premiership points...sorted as we say in Manchester.
The motorbike taxi ride into Hua Hin not for the faint hearted.....
The El Murphy's also hosted the greatest ever tribute band The Stoned Head Band. These guys looked rougher than the Rolling Stones on a bad night out but my could they play.
After birding Nam Nao then driving 600km to Hua Hin the previous day, then birding KSRY after a serious intake of sunbathing and hotel pool swimming, then a night on the tiles watching the Reds whilst downing copious quantities of Guinness and Singha Beer the BFB were in the zone...
Birding highlights (Khao Sam Roi Yod)
WHITE-BELLIED SEA EAGLE
RED WATTLED LAPWING