Sunday, December 11, 2011

Javan Frogmouth

Javan Frogmouth

In early September this year, I went to the Krung Ching Waterfall of Khao Luang National Park at Southern Thailand. One of the primary target of the trip was the Javan Frogmouth. After numerous attempts to find the bird along the park main road, we ended with no sighting of the bird.

The Main Road at Krung Ching Waterfall

On the last day of the trip, we were getting desperate of finding the target bird. The local guide suggested to "venture" into the forest. At first I was a bit reluctant and fear of bumping into a king cobra inside the forest canopy. I could not resist the temptation of getting the photo lifer. I followed the guide into the forest. It was a big challenge carrying the bulky equipments, moreover the hilly terrain made the hiking  very tough. Here is the video clip of the adventure inside the forest:

Shooting under the forest canopy. The Javan Frogmouth perched few meter away

In birding, we always say "no pain no gain". This video is a good testimony of the "no pain no gain" motto.

Thanks for reading.


Mpho said...

Hi Kiah,
I always enjoy your images of bird photographers in action. Keep us posted as always. Thanx

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

Thanks a lot for sharing these photos and video clip. How I miss birding at Krung Ching.

Angad Achappa said...

Great to see the video!! :)

~no gain~

Angad Achappa
Indian Wildlife Photography