|6th December 2009, Awana trail, Pahang |
It was my first trip to this location ( thanks to Yen for directions). Arrived there at 7.15 am. The objectives were the Hill Blue and Mugimaki flycatchers.
This was how the day began, dark and misty. It was cold (yes, not cool) and it felt even colder in the slight breeze. The hills were shrouded in low clouds cutting off most of the much needed light.
It wasn’t ideal condition for birding but it was interesting to see how the landscape changes with the light .
The mist started to clear about an hour later. That was when a Racket –Tailed Drongo ( with only one trailing tail feather) alighted onto a dead tree, probably to signal the start of that day’s birding.
Then the jungle started to come alive. From far I could see a group of Siamang howling away.
Then the valley resounded with the calls of the Hornbills, I knew they were quite close. Probably harassed by the Siamang a pair of Great Hornbills appeared from the thick jungle and flew up the valley. What a sight that was!