December 11 2010. 26th of November was the last day of my 5 days Northern Thailand Trip, I had till 10 am to do a last round of shooting at the foothill of Doi Lang before heading to the airport. I went back to the Pink Cassia Tree which was discovered by some Thai Photographers on the previous day.
At 7 am I saw some species of Sunbirds, White-eye and Leafbirds came to the tree. I was very excited to see the birds coming. The birds came to feed on the flower nectar. Unfortunately It was windy and foggy. The bad weather condition caused most of my shots blur.
|Foggy and windy condition|
At 8.30 am, the fog started to clear and the wind slowed down. The golden morning sunlight created a perfect shooting condition.
My first lifer of the day is the colorful Gould's Sunbirds.
The Black-throated Sunbird was also attracted to the pink Cassia tree.
I got 2 species of White-eye from the same tree. There were Chestnut-flanked and Oriental White-eye.
A pair of Orange-bellied Leafbird :
An un-expected visitor also came to the tree, a Female Daurian Redstart :
|Female Daurian Redstart|
Overall my 5 days at Northern Thailand were full of excitement. I enjoyed the beautiful landscape of Northern Thailand and food. I managed to photographed over 30 species of birds. I would like to thank my bird guide, Mr Panuwat Sasirat (whoever interested on his bird guide tour, click the link here: wildbirdeco), who has worked very hard to find many species of birds and also his hospitality during my trip at Chiang Mai.
Thanks for reading.