Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hired a motorbike from Lucky Lucky Motorcycle shop on Monivong, Phnom Penh. Paid 13 USD per day, and the owners were very nice. They made sure I got a good motorbike that could go up the mountain. My plan was to try photograph the Chestnut - headed Partridge and then if possible, Mangrove Whistler and Ruddy Kingfisher.
Drove to Salt pans with Simon Mahood on 22nd evening and was able to photograph the Stints.
23rd disappointing drive up to Bokor; no Wreathed Hornbills, Great Hornbills or Chestnut - headed Partridge. No birds on the CHP trail. Went back to the salt pans alone and photographed the Marsh Sandpiper and possible Curlew Sandpiper.... if I am right!!
Lots of Common Sandpipers and Lesser Sand-plovers and Ringed Plovers also seen in the salt pans.
24th morning took a boat to Trapeang Sangke CPA and found a Ruddy Kingfisher!!
Photos from the trip below:
Ashish J I John.