Thursday, March 19, 2015

Beung Borapet, Nakorn Sawan

 I spent 3 hours on a boat at Beung Borapet, Nakorn Sawan, some 240km North of Bangkok.
A boat can be hired for 500Baht/hour and with Mr Panom, the boatman, you can be assured that any present ducks will be found.

The resident Cotton Pygmy Goose is rather abundant in the area. A handsome male to the right.
 Diving ducks are always of special interest and Ferruginous Pochard is one of the more striking.
Here is a female with her dark eye. These birds are found in small numbers and are winter visitors.

3 drakes in pursuit of a lone female. The drakes have white eyes.

There were a few thousand Gargany in the lake. These are migratory dabbling ducks that are common visitor to BB.

A few Gargeny in flight.

The floating vegetation (mainly Lotus flowers) hold good numbers of Pheasant-tailed Jacanas.
Only a few were in breeding plumage. 

Purple Heron is also a common waterbird. 

Striated Grassbird/Warbler is easy to see around the lake. It has a musical and bubbly song that is heard far. 

Grey-headed Lapwing is an uncommon winter visitor to suitable habitat in Thailand.

It was nice to be on the boat as there was a gentle breeze. The weather is very hot otherwise.

1 comment:

Choy Wai Mun said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of Garganeys! A nice collection of water birds by the way.