Friday, 11 September 2009

DAY 5


Its the Bare-faced Birders last day in Lao so what better way to end our brief visit than to pay homage to the Bulbul that started this adventure in the first place. At 5.30am we arrive with Tong our trusty chauffeur at the km32.8 viewpoint, he's all excited because he will be the 9th person to ever see the Bare-faced Bulbul (and know what it is).


The star of the show once again performs well for the tape and Tong is over the moon. We spot more Bare-faced Bulbuls whilst scanning the tops of the nearby Karst Limestone formations. This locates the other blocker of the region (no not the Sooty Babbler) but a lone male LAO LANGUR sat atop a rather pointy bit of limestone. Instantly all cameras and videos are aimed in his direction...what a find...its more high fives for the Bare-faced Birders.


Excuse the quality but he was over 500m away and I was shaking with excitement.


This is a taster I will down load more piccies and hopefully some cracking video once we're back in the UK.
Like this one...
video

Birding highlights

BARE-FACED BULBUL 10+

SOOTY BABBLER 6

BLUE WHISTLING THRUSH

VELVET-FRONTED NUTHATCH

Total number of species seen in Lao - 84

Trip Report on Surfbirds...http://www.surfbirds.com/trip_report.php?id=1694


ttfn...BFB



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