Thursday, June 19, 2014

Common Iora

นกขมิ้น (Nk k̄hmîn) 黑颈鸬鹚
นกขมิ้นน้อยธรรมดา เป็นชื่อตามตำราดูนก คนไทยเราเรียกกันทั่วไปว่า นกขมิ้น
Saying goodbye to the Cormorants. A Common Iora was waiting patiently to be photographed. What a wonderful world!

Little Cormorant

นกกาน้ำเล็ก (Nk kān̂ả lĕk) 黑颈鸬鹚
Phutthamonthon this afternoon surprised me with a swarm of Little Cormorants (Pygmy Cormorant, Javanese Cormorant). The bird with brown head and neck is a juvenile.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Collared Kingfisher

นกกินเปี้ยว (Nk kinpeī̂yw) 白领翠鸟
Today the cloudy weather lure a Collared Kingfisher  juvenile into Phutthamonthon. Normally the bird loves to stay by seaside to feed on crabs. The bird's name in Thai literally means crab-eating bird.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Black-crowned Night Heron

นกแขวก (Nk k̄hæwk) 夜鹭
Rainy season begins. A swarm of Black-crowned Night Herons perching on a bush to dry themselves after a brief raining in Phutthamonthon. Two long plumes on nape shown in breeding plumage.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Racket-tailed Treepie

นกกาแวน (Nk kāwæn) 盘尾树鹊
Still not much rain here in Bangkok even though it is now June 4th and the weatherman said monsoon being on its way. Phutthamonthon this afternoon greets me with this Racket-tailed Treepie.

Little Heron

นกยางเขียว 绿鹭
Being absent for many days. After the coup on May 22, situation in Thailand especially Bangkok is quiet but not quite calm. Sporadic demonstrations took place even though in smaller scale. 
Back to SRF, the park greets me with this Little Heron (Green Heron) in a warm afternoon.