Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Ketchapuri Lake

Last day in the field before heading back to the UK, so a quick visit to  Ketchapuri Lake about 15 miles away from Yuksom. 2 Vivid Niltava, 3 Black-throated Sunbird, 1 Himalayan Blue Flycatcher, 1 Large Niltava, 2 Oriental Turtle Doves, 2 Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, 2 Chestnut-crowned Warbler, 2 Grey Treepie, 1 Eastern Black Redstart and a Stripe-breasted Woodpecker.
Black-throated Sunbird
Large Niltava
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
Eastern Black Redstart

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Yuksom Day Four

Another day on the forest trail out of Yuksom - 2 Great Barbet, 2 Oriental Turtle Dove, 6 Spot-winged Grosbeak, 1 White-capped Water Redstart, 2 Little Pied Flycatcher, 1 Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike, 2 Small Niltava, 1 Black-capped Monarch, 1 Himalayan Bulbul, 7 Verditer Flycatcher, 2 Mountain Tailorbird, 1 Pygmy Wren-babbler, 2 Black-throated Sunbird, 1 Golden Spectacled Warbler, 1 Slaty-blue Flycatcher, 2 Broad-billed Warblers, 2 Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, 4 Oriental White-eye, 6 Short-billed Minivet, 1 Asian Barred Owlet, 1 Large Niltava, 1 Blyth's Leaf Warbler, 1 Long-tailed Thrush, 1 Black Eagle and 4 Robin Accentor - not a bad day, after 13 hours in the field.
Blyth's Leaf Warbler
Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Little Pied Flycatcher
Blue-tailed Jester
Common Leopard

Monday, 23 March 2015

Yuksom Day Three

Another day around Yuksom - highlights were 1 Hill Blue Flycatcher, 2 Red-flanked Bluetail, 1 Large Niltava, 2 Small Niltava, 1 Golden-spectacled Warbler, 2 Blue-winged Minla, 10 Chestnut-tailed Minla, 2 Red-tailed Minla, 4 Olive-backed Pipit, 5 Oriental Turtle Dove, 6 Red-billed Leiotherix, 6 Verditer Flycatcher, 1 Siberian Stonechat, 1 Little Pied Flycatcher, 2 White-crowned Water Redstart, 2 Nepal Fulvetta and most stunning of all - a tricolor Long-tailed Shrike.
Chestnut-tailed Minla
Little Pied Flycatcher
'tricolor' Long-tailed Shrike
Red-billed Leiotherix
Red-flanked Bluetail
Small Niltava
Siberian Stonechat

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Yuksom Day Two

All day around the forests about Yuksom - 1 Grey-winged Blackbird, 2 Great Barbet, 1 White-tailed Robin, 2 Black-throated Sunbird, 3 Grey Treepie, 1 Oriental Turtle Dove, 1 Striated Bulbul, 9 Black Bulbul, 2 Small Niltava, 2 Mountain Tailorbird, 12 Verditer Flycatcher, 1 Grey-headed Woodpecker, 4 Short-billed Minivet, 1 Brown-throated Treecreeper, 1 Black Eagle, 1 Hill Prinia, 1 Maroon Oriole, 4 Little Pied Flycatcher, 4 Blue-winged Minla, 1 Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, 2 White-capped Water Redstart and 4 Spot-winged Grosbeaks.
Black Bulbul
Blue-winged Minla
Hill Prinia
Spot-winged Grosbeak
White-capped Water Redstart

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Yuksom Day One

Headed over to Yuksom, and what a place, just did around the village for the afternoon and got this lot - 2 Roufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, 3 Grey Treepie, 2 Verditer Flycatcher, 2 Oriental White-eye, 1 Small Niltava, 4 Red-billed Leiotherix, 1 Red-tailed Minla, 3 Chestnut-tailed Minla, 2 White-tailed Nuthatch, 20 Russet Sparrow, 1 Blue-fronted Redstart, 2 Common Green Magpie, 10 Grey-hooded Warbler, 7 Black Bulbul, 1 Little Pied Flycatcher, 1 Asian Barred Owlet, 1 Large Niltava, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Blue Whistling Thrush and a Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike.
Asian Barred Owlet

Black Redstart
Blue Whistling Thrush
Large Niltava
Oriental White-eye
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
Red-tailed Minla

Friday, 20 March 2015


For a change of habitat I decided to spend the day along the river at Rimbi, no surprises in what I saw, just birds typical of the area - 5 Plumbeous Water Redstarts, 1 Verditer Flycatcher, 1 Brown Dipper, 2 Crested Serpent Eagle, 2 Long-tailed Minivets, 2 Grey Treepie, 1 Mountain Tailorbird, 20 Himalayan Bulbul and a dozen or so Spangled Drongo.
Brown Dipper
Himalayan Bulbul
Mountain Tailorbird
Plumbeous Water Redstarts
Spangled Drongo
Verditer Flycatcher

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Started off pretty early (well 6am anyway) and did the Helipad track again, and this time I really took my time, throughout the morning I had 6 Grey-hooded Warblers, 3 Verditer Flycatcher, 4 Oriental White-eyes, 2 Red-flanked Bluetails (inc a cracking full summer male), 2 Blue-throated Barbets, 2 Oriental Turtle Doves, 4 Little Pied Flycatcher, 4 Red-billed Leiotherix, 3 Brown-throated Treecreeper, 2 White-tailed Nuthatch, 6 Short-billed Minivets, 2 Small Niltava (both females), a Hill Prinia, 8 Fire-breasted Flowerpeckers, 2 Grey Treepies, a Grey-winged Blackbird, 2 Yellow-bellied Fantails, a Black-throated Sunbird and the same female Ultramarine Flycatcher as yesterday.
And I have just noticed that all the Sparrows in Pelling are Tree Sparrows.
Red-flanked Bluetail
Brown-throated Treecreeper
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Grey-hooded Warbler
Grey-winged Blackbird
Small Niltava
Tree Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Fantail