Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Birding on Boat at Bung Boraphet

This is my second trip to Bung Boraphet. However, I didn't get to see the sea of lotus this time round.
Bung Boraphet, Thailand
Bung Boraphet, Lotus
When I was here last year, there are lotus flower every where. The whole place turn pink with the lotus flower brooming.
Black Capped Kingfisher
Well, this must be the season of Black-capped kingfisher. We seem to see this winter visitor every where.
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)
Most of the time, we often heard than seeing Zitting Cisticola.
Streak Weaver
Streak weaver fly among Zitting cisticola and the Baya weavers.
Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra)
An Asian Pied Starling come out to peep at us when our boat pass by.
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Purple Swamp Hen with different colour shading when the morning sun shine on it.
Bronze-Winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus)
Bronze-winged Jacana running on top of water effortlessly.
Pheasant-Tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)
Pheasant-Tailed Jacana with not so long tail without the breeding plumage.
Cotton Pygmy Goose(Nettapus coromandelianus)
Cotton Pygmy Goose
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Little Grebe with 3 chicks. At times the chick will ride on top of their mother.
Bung Boraphet

Bung Boraphet fisherman
This reservoir provide an important food source for the people living around this area.
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
While on the boat, is a good time to capture flight shots of Barn Swallow otherwise very challenging.
Black-Crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Not sure why this nocturnal Black Crowned Night Heron are out in the open.
Darter(Anhinga melanogaster)

Darter(Anhinga melanogaster)
Darter are perching high up the tree and get their feathers dry under the sun.
Pond heron

Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)
Great Egret and Pond heron are some of the very common birds here too.
When we are done with the boat trip, we saw this wagtail at the carpark. Another day well spent birding at Bung Boraphet!

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