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  • Pratincoles at Phutthamonthon
    Today, a massive storm hit Bangkok and surrounding areas. As I’m typing this, there’s still torrential rain pouring outside. Somehow, …
  • Ferruginous Flycatcher
    I’ve recently spent most of my birding trying to find the frequently reported rarity, Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher. It’s been a few …
  • Rainy Days in September
    The last few days have been very rainy, I believe, right now, it’s by-product of the typhoon which arrived in …
  • Stork-billed & Friends
    Today I decided to check at the temple and park in Nonthaburi. Last time the park was under-construction and it …
  • PR Productivity
    It’s only been a week since my last write-up but it’s been feeling like a year. I’ve been riding a …
  • Warbler Paradise
    Yesterday, I visited the public relations patch as there’d been some interesting birds again. This is due to it being …
  • Stuck in the Mud
    Yesterday I rose relatively early in order to reach the patch in Nakhon Pathom and get back to Bangkok for …
  • A New Dawn
    Funnily enough, my long break coincided with the low-season for birds in Thailand; although it could have been a tiny …
  • Cross-breeding Parrots!
    A few weeks back, just before leaving for the rehab, I was fortunately feeling a little better. I was able …
  • Surprise Bird at the Park
    Last post I mentioned having to wait until migration for more excitement but that wasn’t true. A bird which doesn’t …
  • City Bird Life
    Since spring migration has ended the bird life has been quiet in the city. Apart from seeing the resident birds …
  • Nightjars and Pratincoles
    It had been a long time since I visited this particular site in Nakhon Pathom province; prompted to return from …
  • Malayan Night-Heron… At Last. Featuring Other Rarities of Spring.
    Undoubtedly my most unsuccessfully twitched species followed by White’s Thrush is the Malayan Night-Heron. Take that with a pinch of …
  • Arrival of Grey-tailed Tattler
    The past couple of days have seen a few reports of Grey-tailed Tattler relatively close to Bangkok. A few sightings …
  • Beach Day Trip
    Yesterday I took an opportunity to go to the beach. Close to Cha-am in Petchaburi province, I wasn’t expecting much …
  • Fairy Pitta in Bangkok
    Likely the most amazing migrant to be observed in Bangkok this year is the Fairy Pitta. The species was first …
  • Trimeresurus macrops
    Firstly, this post will be different since it’s the first one dedicated to animals which aren’t Birds. I was doing …
  • Suwintawong Revisited
    It had been 2 months since my last visit to Suwintawong, in Nong Chok district under Bangkok. My past 5 …
  • Collared Scops-Owls at Phutthamonthon
    Searching for rarities at Phutthamonthon can be likened to finding a needle in 10 haystacks, whilst they were on my …
  • Alexandrine Parakeets and… Chickens
    Funny that I hadn’t visited this particular temple earlier as it’s not very far away. I mustn’t have been thinking …
  • The Peak of Migration Magic!
    Today, in a last minute decision, I decided to take a trip back to Bang Pu. This was partly due …
  • Quiet day with Dark-sided Flycatcher
    After all the hot weather in the past couple weeks, thunderstorms have finally come back to save us. Making the …
  • Crow-billed Drongo at Chulalongkorn University
    The past few weeks have been unbelievably hot, birding in the midday has almost become an impossibility. I planned for …
  • My First Mugimaki + Dwarf-Kingfisher
    The last couple days have been the best days so far for this migrational period. If you have been following …
  • Black Bazas over Bangkok
    Still looking out for other Migrants, such as Mugimaki Flycatcher. The past few days I have been seeing Yellow-rumped Flycatchers …
  • Chinese Sparrowhawk Bangkok Encounter
    Yesterday, I encountered my first distinct migrants of this ‘spring’ migration, which tends to start in late March. That morning, …
  • Pingu Surprise (White-breasted Waterhen)
    White-breasted Waterhen is one of my all time favourite birds. Thankfully, it’s an abundant species even in the city. I …
  • Checking-in on the Red-wattled Lapwings
    Yesterday I went back to check on the Red-wattled Lapwing family at my home. It was quiet when I arrived, …
  • Red-wattled Lapwing: Egg to Fledgling
    Last week, it was very exciting to encounter a Red-wattled Lapwing nest in our garden. Their eggs and nests are …
  • eBird iNaturalist and Updates
    More of a generalised ‘update’ post today. As of recent, I’ve been going through my photo library and sorting them …
  • Zebra Dove: Egg to Fledgling
    Recently I’ve been busy sorting out my photographs and adding them into iNaturalist. I didn’t look deeply into it before, …
  • Phutthamonthon in Early March
    Last week I went to Phuttamonthon Park for some non-rarities that I hadn’t spotted there. Birds in-mind were Bronze-winged Jacana …
  • Two-barred Day at the Park
    Breaking from the recent theme of being rained on at the park, yesterday, the heavy rains avoided the park and …
  • Barn Owls in the Coconut Tree
    Mid-December a Barn Owl was sighted perched on a tall coconut stump at Pathumthani Rice Research Center. This was the …
  • Great Luck with Greater Painted-Snipe
    Despite the name, Greater Painted-Snipes are not related to true Snipes. They belong to the Rostratulidae family of Painted-Snipes. They …
  • Witnessing the Incredible Himalayan Griffon – and a Sad Ending Note.
    The Himalayan Griffon Vulture is one of the largest Vultures of the old world, with a wingspan which can reach …
  • Finally, a Kingfisher!
    If you previously read about my visits to Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park & Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawiharn you would know, …
  • Bangkok City Kingfishers
    Thailand is home to 15 species of Kingfishers. Kingfishers are exciting birds to find in Bangkok, and the good news …
  • Bangkok Boobooks
    Boobooks are true owls that belong to the genus of Ninox. Commonly referred to as Hawk-owls, they lack any distinct …
  • Birds and Planes at Suvarnabhumi
    There’s a popular spot for birding near the airport in Lat Krabang district of Bangkok. I decided to try it, …
  • Peregrines of Phaya Thai District
    Today was a gloomy day in Bangkok, with plenty of isolated rainfall. Not wanting to go far, I went for …
  • Forest Wagtails at the Park
    Having missed Forest Wagtail on my previous visit to Phutthamonthon, today I thought it would be a good day to …
  • Birding at Khao Phanoen Thung
    The final day visiting Kaeng Krachan National Park started with the usual early wake-up. The nocturnal sounds of the forest …
  • First day at Kaeng Krachan
    The first morning in the national park was a busy time for new-to-me birds. The first ones we got to …
  • Afternoon at ‘Blue Waterhole’ Hide
    Last Monday was the start of a 3 day trip to Petchaburi province. After a morning at Pak Thale where …
  • Bang Krachao Revisited
    Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan is a park just south of Bangkok, located in Bang Krachao, or Bangkok’s Green Lung. An …
  • Surprise on Another Rainy Day
    Today, I decided to visit a park I hadn’t gone to for possibly 2+ years. Chatuchak Park is basically ignored …
  • Rainy birding at Sirikit
    Yesterday, it looked like a good day for birding as the sun was hidden behind the clouds. As I arrived …
  • Murderous Shrike at the Park
    Since the start of the new year I had not paid any visits to one of my nearby parks, Chaloem …
  • Birding and Tennis?
    Not long ago, I started looking for birds around a location which I visit for tennis. Within the grounds itself …
  • Elusive Passage Migrant at Phutthamonthon
    It was just over a week ago when a rare passage migrant, White’s Thrush, was sighted in Phutthamonthon Park. It …
  • Goshawk Way of Life
    It was December last year when I had gotten my first close-encounter with Crested Goshawk. I have a slight bias …
  • Quest For a Living Bluethroat
    A couple years back, when I was just getting interested in birds, one morning we found a bird which had …
  • Chinese Blue Flycatchers at the Park
    At this point in time, the biggest draw for birders in Sirikit Park is the immature male Chinese Blue Flycatcher. …
  • Feral Birds in Bangkok Parks
    Also known as escapees, although there is still an element of uncertainty with how they came about living in the …
  • Bangkok Triple Park Run
    Today I was considering returning straight back to the spot I visited yesterday in Nakhon Pathom, as I was fairly …
  • January Day in the Park
    Yesterday I went to the park for an afternoon of ‘easy’ birding. The prior day I had woken at 5am …
  • Welcome to my birding blog
    Yesterday, it was recommended that I start something to showcase my bird photography. Past couple months I had just left …