Thankfully, those few that showed up were a bit more cooperative and gave us good photo opportunities. Foremost among these were the Philippine Falconets. They seem to be almost everywhere!
Another bird known for its skittishness - the White-throated Kingfisher - was more friendly this time, posing for us until we've had our fill.
As we were driving up, both Peter and my wife heard a cacophony of bird calls. Peter stopped the car and as we got out, a mixed flock of Grey-streaked Flycatchers, Philippine Bulbuls and Stripe-headed Rhabdornises were congregating on a tree.
"Serpent Eagle!" he shouted. We all turned our attention at this magnificent bird.
Having done their part, both raptors flew off to the blue yonder. It was an awesome sight.
As we drove home, we were happy. Despite the scarcity of species, we still enjoyed the few that we have seen.