Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Natural camouflage of a barbet

This Lineated Barbet was not worried being photographed. It may be over confident that people would not be able to notice its present.

Stork-billed Kingfisher

It was a very cloudy afternoon before a very heavy down pour in Phutthamonthon. A young Kingfisher was perching in the bamboo garden. Referring to the guide book by Lekagul, it's a Stork-billed Kingfisher.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Flying Cuckoos

Thunder shower stroke Bangkok quite heavily early at 2.30 am. SRF today became quite moist and fresh. Walking birding as usual when a Plaintive Cuckoo was spot in the lotus pond. Shot showed a pair on the fly. A female in brown and a male in black.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Kingfishers in Bangkok

Time runs towards summer and Kingfishers are still showing up in Bangkok. The Black-capped Kingfisher was in Queen's Park yesterday, while the Collared Kingfisher was in Phutthamonthon today.



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Baby Barbet

Phutthamonthon in March is quite warm. It seems the hole on the stratosphere which account for global warming is larger than expected. Today I stroll on the circular track around the Buddha statue. The track is about 3 km long and it take about an hour walking and birding. Lineated Barbets were heard along the way, when one was noticed to perch on a tree with a hole on the branch and left. Her babies should be there. So I wait for the mother bird to come back. Chances are to shoot her feeding. After a few minutes the baby shows up, it was waiting too. And, the mother may also wait for me to go away. So I abandoned.

Dollarbird นกตะขาบดง

February 22nd in Phutthamonthon, I was strolling the route on the western side and the sun was about to set. A bird with plumage similar to Indian Roller showed up. Some shots taken. Reviewed, it is actually a Dollarbird. My new find. It is a juvenile, so the beak is not bright orange.

Comments from BCST are more confident this bird is an Indian Roller rather.