Now to the hard work, looking for blue-naped pitta. The tape was played over and over again, several likely areas were surrounded by the five of us, rustling in the undergrowth was heard, but any pittas present remained stubbornly out of view. Next up was a small gully where I had one of them half hour spells where I managed to miss virtually evertything. Paul seeing amongst other goodies striped-tit and rufous capped babblers along with white-rumped shama.
It was now getting hot and we decided to head back to the Jupuri for a couple of hours off before we headed out again in the afternoon. On the way back however, we called in at a the tea plantation shop where we bought some Assam tea and black peppers to bring back to the UK.
|The school children at Jupuri|
There was a school right next to the digs and myself and Mandy introduced ourselves to the head who then gave us a full guided tour. the children were a delight and it was a highlight of the trip.
Next day, was to consist of a couple of jeep safaris into Kaziranga proper but not before a dawn elephant ride to look for rhinoceros. My head hit the pillow full of birds, elephants and rhinos but within seconds I was asleep.
Images for today are here