While having breakfast there a large flock of Asian Glossy Starlings settled in the nearby trees. They were joined by about 4 Ashy Minivets. It was still early morning so the birds we saw were practically just silhouettes and we weren't able to get really good pictures of them. After breakfast we roamed around the place but dipped on our target birds. Our companions suggested we just return to Capayas Creek. As we were about to leave we were met our friend Gigi Velasquez who owns the place. She said the birds usually appear around 8 am. It was only 7 but the Taiwanese couple still preferred to go back to Capayas Creek.
Before returning to their desired birding spot, our driver, Rodel, suggested we do a quick visit to the Fernvale Subdivision. It is a fairly new housing area and most of the place still had trees and greeneries. Once again the birds were a no show. When we approached the gate on our way out Cynthia suddenly yelled "Woodpecker!" and pointed to a red spot on a tree across the street. We all jumped out of the van and ran towards that tree only to see the woodpecker fly. Luckily for us it landed on another tree that was even closer to where we were! We can't believe such a change of luck as we had our fill in photographing a very cooperative Spot-throated Flameback.
Back at Capayas Creek our friends continued taking pictures of the friendly Blue-eared Kingfishers (there were now two of them). My wife and I, on the other hand, went to Erwin's backyard and got more shots of the Yellow-throated Leafbird and a female Olive-backed sunbird.
A quick walk along the road gave us a closer look at a Crested Goshawk.
At 10:30 we packed up. Time to head to the airport. Although our flight schedule is at 1:30 pm, we thought it be would be a good idea to continue birding along the way. Although we encountered only the common birds such as the Paddyfield Pipit and the Long-tailed Shrike, our friends from Taiwan wanted so much to take photos of the shrike since it was a lifer for them.
The final bird I photographed just before getting inside the terminal was a Scaly-breasted Munia. Not a bad consolation for the change of luck we just had.