Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thailand Birding Trip March 2012 - Day 3 (Pak Chong)

After completed our "mission" at Huai Kha Kheang, we swung back to the east part of Thailand. The next location was the Wat Pra Puttabant Noi located at the Saraburi Province.

Wat Pra Puttabant Noi
Limestone Wren Babbler

It was a brief stopped at Wat Pra Puttabant Noi. After that we headed to the last birding location for the Day 3, Pak Chong.  

While on the way to Pak Chong, we saw this tough Toyota Hilux which loaded with many passengers at the rear compartment. Guess how many passengers ?

Here are the species that I managed to photographed at Pak Chong :

Green Bee Eater

Small Pratincole

Small Pratincole
Oriental Skylark

 Eastern Marsh Harrier (Instead of Pied Harrier stated earlier)

Zitting Cisticola

Siberian Stonechat

Lesser Coucal
Beautiful sunset :

It was a long and tiring day traveling to 3 different locations, nevertheless when I counted the many number of species that I managed to photographed I felt that the effort was worth it. 

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thailand Birding Trip March 2012 - Huai Kha Kheang Wildlife Sanctuary

We started the day 3 very early because we planned to cover 3 birding locations. The first location was the Huai Kha Kheang Wildlife Sanctuary, which is about 1.5 hours by car from Mea Wong. By 6.30 am, we arrived at Huai Kha Kheang Park HQ.

The scenic view of Huai Kha Kheang:

After setting up the equipments, a quick breakfast :

Black-headed Woodpecker and the Red-billed Blue Magpie were among our targets at Huai Kha Kheang. We started to search for the species near the park HQ. 

A pair of the Black-headed Woodpecker responded to our call and perched at a tree nearby. 

Black-headed Woodpecker, Male (Red crown-patch)

Black-headed Woodpecker, Male

A pair of Black-headed Woodpecker , Female (top)

The look of jubilation after photographing the Black-headed Woodpecker :

Kiah (left), Chris Lee (center) and Quek (right) 

After that, we went looking for the Red-billed Blue Magpie behind the park HQ.

Red-billed Blue Magpie

A Red-billed Blue Magpie caught a lizard as its "breakfast"
We found a nest of Black-hooded Oriole at one of the tree, the adult birds were actively feeding the young chicks.

Black-hooded Oriole:

By 9.30 am, we managed to get all our targets. Our next location for Day 3 was a 3 hours drive toward the east. We were heading to the Wat Pha Puttha Bathnoi for Lime-stoned Wren Babbler.

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