And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.
Banjo Paterson (1889)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
These Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrushes were one of the most common forest birds near the summit of Doi Lang. Cheeky, noisy and sometimes in groups, they were always coming in for food and scaring away the other smaller birds.