Monday, December 28, 2009

Emerald Cuckoo

This shiny little bird always causes excitement. Quite easy to observe at Pah Gloaymai campsite at Khao Yai during the right time of year. It is simply very busy gleaning grubs from the fairly low trees found at the campsite.






Monday, December 21, 2009

Redshanks

I seldom get to see Common and Spotted Redshanks next to each other.
Here we can clearly see the difference in bill, size, supercilium and plumage.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I have been busy taking out visiting birders of late. The primThe top bird of course being the threatened Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
Inspite of it's presence it is never that easy to find as the bird change feeding pans according best water level in the pans. Still, on each occasion when the bird was a priority on the agenda the bird was seen.




A very exciting addition to our avifauna since a couple of years back is the White-faced Plover. There is only one confirmed individual here this year at Lampakbia but this individual has proven to be reliable.
Sometimes during hightide it does move away a bit from the sandspit but always reappears as the tide begins to go down.
Isn't he a charmer?