Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Thailand Trip - Part 2

After spending about 3 hours at Phuttamonton Park, I moved to photograph Gulls at Bang Poo. It is about 1 hour by car from my previous location. Upon arriving at the pier at Bang Poo, I was stunned to see so many gulls at the shore. Occasionally, the gulls will fly off from the shore at instant to grab the food being fed by the visitors. The place is very noisy with wave of wave of call of Gulls.
I planned to get some fly shots of the gulls, so I setup my 7D and mounted it with the 70-200 F4 IS. On the hand,  for normal shot, I relied on my 1 D mk IV with EF 800 IS. 
My guide told me that there were 2 main species of gulls here, the Brown Headed Gull and Black Headed Gull. Many of the Gulls were in breeding plumage.  I had difficulty in identifying the gulls as there all looked alike. I am going to put up the photos here and whoever know the ID of the species, kindly provide me the ID of the species by replying at the comments section. Your help is very much appreciated.
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Here are some flight shot :

Responding to the food feeding by visitors

A lonely Bar-tailed Godwit at the last light moment

Thanks for viewing.


Tabib said...

Beautiful sea birds series!.
You have to ask 'Dig Deep' for ID. Dave is expert in this.

wondersf said...

Never knew of such a place so near to home!

Down Syndrome Association said...

Hi Kiah

Lovely pics! As far as I can see, all the gulls are Brown-headed except Photo 5 - Heuglin's Gull and Photo 6, which I think may be Black-headed. The godwit is a Black-tailed.


digdeep said...


I accidentally used my wife's id!