We continued the drive south to Chumphon and split the second half of the drive up with a brief stop at Radar Hill, one of the raptor watch observation points. The formal watch and count, however, is autumnal and follows the north-south migration. Now it's south-north as the raptors head back to the northern hemisphere for spring and summer. There wasn't much action but I did manage to note four Oriental Honey Buzzards over the thirty minutes we stopped. It really was baking hot.
So to Chumphon, city of starlings. I think most self-respecting birds are in hiding as the humans take to the roads to celebrate the new year by throwing gallons of water over each other. This year we have four days of this. Nevertheless Chumphon is one of our favourite places in Thailand and it is nice to be here.