Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thailand's fishing village - Bang Ta Boon (3)

This must be one of the very "tough" birding trip I ever had! Not that the journey is tough but to id the birds that I saw really not an easy job. Most of the birds' id below are based on my best judgement, hope I got the id right.
Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger)
The very first bird that we saw was a very familiar Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger)
Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)
There are lots of pole and pillar from the kelong (fishing farm) along the way, that make birding so much easier. I have not been able to get so close to this Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis) before.
Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)
So as this Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii).
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
This is my first time seeing a Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea).
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) just landed on one of the pole.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
A very smart Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) riding on a shoe sole!!
Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus)
I seen this Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) yesterday at Bang Pu too.
Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus)
Another close look at Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus)
Since this is a birding trip, seeing these dolphin is a bonus!
Bryde's whale
Not just dolphin, I have dpouble bonus! Is a pair of Bryde's whale!
Heuglin's Gull (Larus heuglinii)
Heuglin's Gull (Larus heuglinii) - saw it at Bang Pu too.
Mongolian Gull (Larus mongolicus)
This looks like a Heuglin's Hull but bigger in size. I can only guess this is a Mongolian Gull (Larus mongolicus) anyone can confirm?
 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Little egret are waiting for easy meal at the floating fish farm.
Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)
A Gret egret with grey heron & brown-headed gull at the background.
Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus)
This is one of the place that you can take lots of hunting shot! This Brown Headed Gull caught a fish but dropped it at the end as the fish is just too big perhaps.
This is the trail of my trip after export my GPS log into Google Earth.

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