Each day we would make fairly arduous drives into the interior to reach the schools where the clothes, toys and other donations were sorted out and then a fabulous comedy show put on for the children. Read the full report here.
Time to watch for wildlife was limited but there were a few interesting things to see. Wild Elephants were around in a couple of places and although we didn't see the animals we did come across signs a few times. A troupe of Spectacled Langurs at one school showed very well and even moved into trees where they could see the show, curious about the noise coming from the outdoor hall.
Birdlife was fairly unremarkable but I did see my first Hair-crested Drongo for some time and Common Hill Mynas were plentiful at one school. Raptors were well represented with Crested Honey-buzzard, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Shikra and Oriental Hobby all showing. Thick-billed Flowerpecker was the only lifer.
At the end of the week we spent a day by the sea in Hua Hin where Whiskered & Common Terns, Little Egrets and Pacific Reef Egrets fed in the open sewer flowing into the sea.
|Spectacled Langur Trachypithecus obscurus|
|Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus|
|Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus|
|Orange Gull Cepora judith|
|The Clipper Parthenos sylvia|
Red Collared Dove
Eastern Marsh Harrier
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Common Hill Myna
Asian Pied Starling
Eurasian Tree Sparrow