Got up this morning to the sight of 120 Tibetan Siskins in the trees 100 yards down from my shed and 31 Bar-headed Geese flying north, after this it was a taxi up to the 4km post again. Another slow walk back to Lava and this time there were more birds – 4 Blue-fronted Redstarts, 16 Chestnut-tailed Minla, 10 Red-tailed Minla, 2 Green-tailed Sunbirds, a Dark-rumped Rosefinch, 1 Gold-naped Finch, 10 Rufous-vented Yuhina, 4 Black Bulbuls, 2 Grey-hooded Warblers, 2 Rufous-breasted Accentors, 4 Short-billed Minivets and a Brown-throated Treecreeper. And just before Lava, a pair of Grey Bushchats. Late afternoon I had a walk to find the entrance to Neora Valley, found it quite quickly, so I had a quick look down the entrance track and lucked out with 6 Blue-winged Laughingthrushes being elusive swines in the undergrowth.
|The Lava to Kalimpong road|