Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas in Bangkok

 Asian Koel
 Asian Open-billed Stork
 Asian Brown Flycatcher
 Peaceful Dove
 Whiskered Tern
 Brown-headed Gull
 Little Egret
 Coppersmith Barbet
female flycatcher sp
I've run away. I've escaped the torrential London rain, grey skies and wind to migrate east to Thailand. Billed as a bit of rest and relaxation I will spend Christmas in Bangkok then on Boxing Day fly north to hang out in Chaingmai for a week. Thereafter, I will fly back to Bangkok then head to the coast at Hua Hin to chill for a further three days before heading back to Blighty. Whilst in Hua Hin I plan to head up to Pak Thale to see if I can spy an ultra-rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper or two. So keep tuned.

Today, I went to Suan Rot Fai a 60 hectare park that is also the local patch watched by my mate Dave Gandy, an ex-pat that has been residing in Bangkok for a number of years now. We had a good selection of birds during our morning stroll including Black-naped Orioles, Yellow-browed Warblers and Black-collared Starlings.

We also refound a strange female flycatcher that Dave had found a few days previously. This may not mean much to many of you reading this but it could be a female of the following species: Hainan Blue, Blue-throated or Hill Blue Flycatcher.

What do you reckon?


Belgian Birding said...

I'd go with Hill Blue based on my field-guide.

StourbridgeRantBoy said...

Best of luck with the Spoonies, you might bump into Richard Bonser, he's over there at present according to his blog.

Merry Xmas -

Laurie -