It was then time for a try at another wren babbler, this time long-billed, which after sterling work by Abid in a very steep slimy gully was eventually coaxed down for brief glimpses at the side of the road. A grey peacock pheasant was seen and a very elusive chestnut-bellied partridge was a bonus.
We lunched at the deserted Bompu camp. In fact it was meals on wheels service! The guys from Sunderview came down to meet us, bringing tables, chairs etc and steaming hot pans full of tasty curry, daal, rice etc
|Mountain hawk eagle|
A purple patch after lunch included black eagle, greater rufous-headed parrotbill, red headed trogon and our only blue-winged minla.
Mid afternoon, a large raptor circled above us and then came right down landing in a tree just a couple of hundred metres or so away from us. We quickly scoped it and was thrilled to see a mountain hawk eagle complete with erect crest! Almost immediately, we were then distracted by two chunky looking passerines perched high in a tree up the trail. Nice looks....a pair of spot-winged grosbeaks!
|Inside the Sunderview kitchen|
After dinner we sat with the campstaff around the fire which got bigger and bigger as they threw on more and more wood. Soon it was time to hit the sack, for what I hoped would be another solid sleep of bird filled dreams.
Today's gallery is here