On my last day in the field I was joined by Kolbjorn to attempt to walk through some peat swamp forest to a sandy ridge. However, the trail led us in a circle without getting near it, and so we were back at the vehicle pretty early, which meant I had half a morning left.
There was really only one thing to do – head back down the trail we had been on on the 19th to the spot where we’d seen the Grey-breasted Babblers when my camera was on the blink!
Once at the spot I got the camera out, played the song, and bingo! At long last I was able to snap away at this bird of my dreams!
Giving me the eye! They have an interesting habit of landing on the base of a vertical vine and then hopping all the way to the top. Once I worked this out, I could focus on the vine above the bird and wait for it to hop into view!
Getting photos of Grey-breasted Babbler was the perfect end to the trip, and hopefully it won’t be the last time I venture into peat swamp forest.