Saturday, June 6, 2009

En route birding

Today was a 'making my way back home' day, from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh via Battambang. It included a diversion via Ang Trapeang Thmor, a bird reserve based around a massive reservoir created by forced Khmer Rouge labour. It is home to the extremely rare, red-headed sarus crane, which remained rare and elusive to me today too. However, it's not the season (which is Jan-Apr) to see them and they are mostly likely residing in Vietnam, the 2nd of only two places on the globe that they live. I also found an ancient Angkorean bridge nearby, we popped into Sisophon, did a few hotel inspections in Battambang and a railway station stop in Pursat. More on the trip later.

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