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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Thailand, Australia and a Hoopoe on the patch

Welcome back readers. Sorry for not posting for long, but I've been away and very busy since returning. Below are a few snaps from my trip from Thailand. Not many bird photos I'm afraid, but I managed some better ones from Australia (scroll down). I also scored Gurney's Pitta and Spoon-billed Sandpiper. You can download a full trip report for Thailand here. I haven't done one for Australia, but I'll leave you with some video footage of Superb Lyrebird. How many species cab you hear it imitate? Can you spot the Eurasian Blackbird in there?

Since returning, I've felt a bit birded out, but I did as the Spring season approaches, I'm slowly gaining the enthusiasm again. I went out to the Lizard today for a stroll around Windmill Farm. Driving back I saw a Hoopoe, which was very nice. It flew across the road towards Predannack Airfield.

Thailand (from top to bottom): Pacific Reef Egret (Koh Phi Phi), Scaly Thrush (Doi Inthanon), Dragonfly and Spider (Doi Inthanon and Khao Pra Bang Kram) sunrise and sunset (Doi Inthanon), Hill tribe kids near Chiang Mai.

Australia (from top to bottom): Rainbow Bee-eater and Bush Bronzewing  (near Bendigo), Koala (French Island), Grey Butcherbird, Laughing Kookaburra and Rainbow Lorikeets (Mornington Peninsula) and Wallaby and Superb Lyrebirds (Sherbrooke Forest).

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