We are moving further north to a lake near Chiang Saen for some migratory birds. I'm targeting a duck and was told that this is a very rare duck and if we do see it, it will be the first record for Thailand!
I know I'm near my destination when I saw this sign.
It was still very misty when I arrived at Chiang Saen. Just like this moment when the sun slowly rise behind the misty bridge. We will be using a boat to explore this lake later.
While waiting, I walk around the area and saw this pair of Chestnut-tailed Starling.
Haha... wagtail of the roof!
Hiding in the thick vegetation, this purple swamp hen was looking for his breakfast.
It is still rather misty when I saw this Common Coot.
Bingo! After some search, we spotted our target. This is the first record for Thailand - Long-tailed Duck. I must be very lucky to be able to see this first time visitor of Thailand.
Comparing with the Long-tailed duck, this Ruddy Shelduck was quite comfortable with us and allow us to move near for a decent shot.
A flock of Grey Heron
Saw this Thick-billed Warbler near the car park before we move to another birding spot that was about 2 hour drive from Chiang Saen... (to be continued)