My last day birding on Negros so I went back to the mountain for the Babbler I'd missed on day 1. Birding started slow, with one flock low down. We followed it down to the riverbed, but lost it there. The riverbed was a scene of devastation. The entire bed had been scoured out, resulting in a lowering of the river by up to a couple of metres in places.
After casting around for a bit we started back up the trail. Immediately a small group of Sunbirds showed themselves on the coconut flowers, Purple-throated Sunbird, and finally Crimson Sunbird. A truly stunning looking bird.
Further up the trail towards the start we settled down to wait. It took a while (at least an hour) but eventually another flock came through. At first there were Blue-headed Fantail (of the white-bellied local race albiventris) and an Elegant Tit (ssp. albescens), then a Philippine Tailorbird (ssp. rabori), Balicassiao (ssp. mirabilis), Visayan Bulbul and White-vented Whistler. Finally a Flame-templed Babbler! It only showed a couple of times, but what a fantastic bird!