Spent Friday and Saturday at Kaeng Krachan this weekend, and had an afternoon at KM 18. I need to reset my big lens (The Hernia) again as although this looks tack sharp, its a couple of mm out at 8 meters (the DOF at f4 at that distance is akin to using a macro lens - so the lens camera needs to be retuned with the lens).
I have been trying to ID this little visitor for the last couple of hours - hopefully Brian can confirm (?) as this bird ID thing is not easy for us non-birders. I think this is a sub-adult Siberian Blue Robin (Luscinia crane)?
Other than that it was a quiet weekend except for being woken up in Baan Kraang at 2 am with a jolt as a leopard (my assumption as I could not see it) started hissing spitting and screaming in the bushes about 30 feet for my hammock! I woke with such a start that I bit my tongue and drew blood!
I pulled the covers over my head and pretended to be somewhere else ;+)
Yes I agree Siberian Blue Robin, but would say it's a female, possibly first winter.. BTW in all my trips to KK over the years I have never got even a glimpse of the Leopard.. would really appreciate a few pointers on a location where to start looking.. cheers Brian
They are all over the park Brian but the sightings are nearly always on the road (probably because that where people are to see them) - the main area seems to be on the Baan Krang - Panoenthung stretch (after KM 21). There does not seem to be any specific pattern to it as there are sightings all over.
PS I have not seen one either yet. .. correction ... Seen on Feb 7 at KM 21