Saturday, March 22, 2014

Northern Thailand Trip Day 4

Day 4 - 20 January 2014

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!
Chiang Sean, Thailand
I know I'm near my destination when I saw this sign.
Chiang Sean, Thailand
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.
Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica)
While waiting, I walk around the area and saw this pair of Chestnut-tailed Starling.
Grey wagtail
Haha... wagtail of the roof!
Purple Swamphen
Hiding in the thick vegetation, this purple swamp hen was looking for his breakfast.
Common Coot
It is still rather misty when I saw this Common Coot.
Common Pochard(Aythya ferina)
Common Pochard
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)
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.
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Comparing with the Long-tailed duck, this Ruddy Shelduck was quite comfortable with us and allow us to move near for a decent shot.
Grey Heron
A flock of Grey Heron
Thick-billed Warbler ( Iduna aedon)
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)

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