Muang Chao Fah has been average for birding recently, and two afternoon walks on the bike trails offered good exercise and good looks at a few not-too-common species such as Yellow bellied Prinia and Blue throated Bee Eater.
Today was special as I managed to call out a Blue winged Pitta (using the call of a Mangrove Pitta) in the forest on the foothills near the bike trail. This was my first migrant Blue winged Pitta for the year! A babbler of some sort was also calling but not seen.
Three migrants were still present: Black Drongo, Brown Shrike and Asian Brown Flycatcher.
Birds seen today included Olive backed Sunbird, Brown throated Sunbird, Common Myna, White Vented Myna, Dollarbird, Asian Koel, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Blue tailed Bee Eater, Chestnut capped Bee Eater, Yellow Bittern, Little Egret, Chinese Pond Heron, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Plain backed Sparrow, Brahminy Kite, Yellow Vented Bulbul, Streak eared Bulbul, Stripe throated Bulbul, Black headed Bulbul, Spotted Dove, Zebra Dove, Scaly breasted Munia, Glossy Starling, Scarlet backed Flowerpecker, Large billed Crow and Common Iora.
The search for Reddish Scops Owl continues. It was heard once last month but not seen.