|Eaglenest Dining Area|
|Our accommodation, ours is the fourth tent from the left|
|The views from the tent “Balcony”|
|Sign at the pass|
We then birded higher up on a forest trail which was enjoyable but again hard work, birds came thick and fast and included a Hill Partridge which we managed to pick up deep in the forest. We also caught up with Darjeeling Woodpecker a species that we had missed previously.
After lunch we birded downhill and Lakpa heard a Blyth’s Tragopan deep in the forest, he played the call and ten minutes later it called again, this time closer, eventually one of the group picked up the bird partially hidden at the bottom of the hill, then it came closer still and ran across on open area. Eventually Lakpa put the tape on the path a little up hill and as he was making his way back the bird burst from cover and disappeared, then eventually it flew across the track and melted away into the forest.
This was one of our target species and it was a good to get reasonable views. We birded the rest of the day seeing a good variety of species.
|I think this is a Blue-winged Sibia|