June 22, Rajah Sikatuna National Park, Bohol, Philippines
An enjoyable morning back at Rajah Sikatuna highlighted by a pair of Azure-breasted Pittas (photo below) which were both not only visible but sat in the open for some time. The largest (pretty much only) mixed species flock of the trip moving through the forest also added quite a few new species.
I visited several places in Kranji today including Sungei Buloh, however all new year birds came in the grassland/farming areas of the Kranji countryside. The surprise for me was a colony of the introduced Golden-backed Weaver's with nests in several trees - I wasn't aware they were in this area with the stronghold around Lorong Halus.
Images below of Blue-headed Racket-tail, Palawan Bulbul, Pale Spiderhunter and Yellow-throated Leafbird all being endemics to Palawan. Due to my camera refusing to operate further whilst in St Paul's no further images on this trip - It's now with Nikon ||
Whilst reasonably expectant of the Scops Owl very surprised to get the Frogmouth at the first attempt. A speculative playing of the call had a frogmouth fly and perch less than 5m away at head height - after about 30 sec it flew off not to be seen again.