Day 3 of 6, we started the day early. 5 am was the morning call and at 6.30 am we were on the road to the newly found habitat of the Pied Kingfisher. We decided to skip the hotel morning breakfast buffet and opted to stop by the 7 eleven to pick up some coffee and bread on the way to the location.
Upon arriving at the location, we saw 4 to 5 Pied Kingfisher hovering or hang around exactly the same location that we last saw it yesterday evening. The sun was raising behind us, it was the frontal light on the subject. Since the light condition was on the perfect condition and I would not need a very high ISO, I decided to shoot with my 7D. Furthermore the 18 mp sensor would able to retain more detail should I need cropping.
It was a very productive morning photo session, I managed to get many species of lifer for shooting at along this small trail leading through a large paddy field.
A pair of Asian Pied Starling
Female Asian Golden Weaver
At about 11 am, we completed the morning photo session. It was a mission accomplish at Ayuthaya. We decided to head to Khao Yai.