Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Brown-throated Sunbird นกกินปลีคอสีน้ำตาล

SRF today produced a Brown-throated Sunbird นกกินปลีคอสีน้ำตาล. Though a very common resident, it is my new find. ID confirmation pending.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Green-billed Malkoha นกบั้งรอกใหญ่

Though Green-billed Malkohas are very common residents in Phutthamonthon, not very often that they will pose like a professional. This one was feeding on a wattle tree. (กระถินณรงค์)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Grey Heron นกกระสานวล

It's almost dusk in Phutthamonthon when I saw a very big bird high on a tree. A few shots sent it to hide deeper in another tree. It is Grey Heron, a migrant, later a swarm of 12 flew on the sky in flock to southwest.  My new find.

Zoom in

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Black Baza เหยี่ยวกิ้งก่าสีดำ

Phutthamonthon today produced a pair of Black Bazas. First image depicted a bird with black and white stripes on its breast. Another bird has black and reddish-brown stripes.
My new find. เหยี่ยวกิ้งก่าสีดำ

Friday, December 5, 2014

Queen's Park Kingfisher on the King's birthday

Bhumibol Adulyadej, also called Phumiphon Adunlayadet, or Rama IX   (born Dec. 5, 1927, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.), ninth king of the Chakkri dynasty (1946– ), ruled or reigned in Thailand from 1782, world longest-serving monarch.
H.M. birthday is designated as Thailand national day.
Black-capped Kingfisher นกกะเต็นหัวดำ

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Were the Barbets in fight or in love?

December 2nd and cool breeze has reached Bangkok. It was quite hazy when I saw something moving on the ground in Phutthamonthon. Zooming in revealed that two Lineated Barbets were there entangled together in what looked like a long fighting. It took 12 minutes more before they noticed me and fled. From the video, both are very bright with high physical fitness. One is smaller than the other. Likely they were making love.
Reviewing the images again and again reveals that they are in fight rather. Blood stains (on the corner of the mouth) in many pics were evidences of harsh fighting.

Mating Lineated Barbets

Scene 2

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Phutthamonthon in the last week of November

Though weather is a little warmer, migrants are still everywhere.

Lineated Barbet นกโพระดกธรรมดา

 Barn Swallow and Ashy Drongo

 Barn Swallow of race H. r. tytleri with pinkish red underpart

 Brown Flycatcher นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงใหญ่ 

 Bronzed Drongo นกแซงแซวเล็กเหลือบ

Coppersmith Barbets นกตีทอง

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A bird with bloody red eyes

Phutthamonthon. The eyes of Green-billed Malkoha are unmistakably red like blood.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winter birds in Bangkok

Phutthamonthon park is 20 kilometers from home in Bangkok. That's why I and my sweetie were there quite often.

 A cute Ashy Drongo นกแซงแซวสีเทา

 Can you see a rainbow in the Blue-tailed Bee-eater? นกจาบคาหัวเขียว

 CPH on a tree นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน

Lineated Barbet นกโพระดก

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter time in Thailand

Winter in Thailand is usually warmer than any places elsewhere, that's why many Kingfishers do come here during this time of year. These harlequins make birding more interesting. Shots taken in Phutthamonthon. More acquainted to P600, it's image quality quite decent, comparable to SX50HS.

 Black-capped Kingfisher นกกะเต็นหัวดำ

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo นกแซงแซวหางบ่วงใหญ่

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sea shore at Ang Sila

Ang Sila is a fishing village in Chon Buri known for mortar and pestle and also seafood. 
A Cormorant and a Gull were there on the sea front.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A bright day in SRF

Good afternoon Suan Rot Fai.
 Red-throated Flycatcher นกจับแมลงคอแดง

 Shot of the day, Ashy Drongo (leucogenis) นกแซงแซวสีเทาชนิดหน้าขาว

My better half

 A Coppersmith Barbet tendering its nest นกตีทองเลี้ยงลูก
Olive-backed Sunbird นกกินปลีอกเหลือง

Intermediate Egret นกยางโทนน้อย

Just the two of us

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blue-tailed Bee-eaters

Phutthamonthon today produced a swarm of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters นกจาบคาหัวเขียว. Many with preys.