Sooner or later I was going to have to tackle Mount Makiling but for the meanwhile was content on another early start perched on another bridge. There is another Kingfisher, not yet seen, around here but
WHITE-THROATED KINGFISHER wings.
A ride was now needed to get up to the Forestry Lodge where my walk was to begin, and I think I have the gist of the Jeepney Timetable, roughly if you want one there isn't one, when you don't there are hundreds. One arrived eventually, so it was up-hill from there.
YELLOW-WATTLED BULBUL (E)
was far more obliging and gave itself away by being almost constantly on the move,
and for birds on the mountainside, that was about all!
This nifty little BEETLE did put in an appearance, leave a small deposit before I reached the bottom of the hill to discover a little more about the UP.
which the plaque will describe far more ably than me.
Another LONG-TAILED BLUE BUTTERFLY (Sp) showed briefly
while this TOAD, one of what seemed like thousands, was the only one to dally long enough for a shot.
A quick look over the bridge in passing, where BICOLORED FLOWERPECKER has also been seen, allowed these shots