Above shows my favourite shot that I have managed to get of one of the Mugimaki Flycatchers present around where I live.
The much awaited north easterly winds and overnight rain finally arrived and as I walked to work I was annoyed with myself for taking a day out yesterday and not hanging on one more day. As soon as lunch time arrived I went back and started preparing some food. Keeping an eye out for any birds close by. It wasn't long before I picked up some flycatcher like movement. I took the bins and camera and went to check. I was hoping to get some better shots of the Mugimaki but when I saw the bird I was surprised to see and it wasn't a Mugimaki but this Blue and White Flycatcher. The bird fed constantly and would often go missing as it completed a circuit. These photos are not great but you get the idea.
Below shows you a 1st winter Mugimaki Flycatcher with the Blue and White Flycatcher in the foreground out of focus. I wanted to get some better shots of the Mugimaki and I really enjoyed watching these 2 birds feeding close to each other. As I turned around above was yet another Mugimaki perched close-by and so I just stood there quietly enjoying these "new in" migrants. DB informed me that there was also a Blue & White Flycatcher reported from Sabah, Borneo the same day I had this individual.
There were 3 Mugimaki's , 1 Blue and White and 2 Asian Brown Flycatchers with an Arctic Warbler putting in the briefest of appearances. I spent all my lunch break watching these birds and trying to obtain these photos and so missed my time to actually cook and eat but I could not allow this opportunity to pass as it could be the last of any migrants.Then the onset of monsoon and no doubt watching some grey waders with the only hope of any colour will be that of a colour / flag ringed individual (heres hoping)