Thursday, January 4, 2018

Black Eared Kite Village

My last leg of oversea birding is the Black Eared Kite Village not far from Khao Yai National Park on our way to the airport to catch our flight home to Singapore.
Black Eared Kite
 Huge statue at the entrance of the village. Will I get to see this endemic kite of Thailand?
House Sparrow
 Saw these House Sparrow
Asian Pied Starling  (Gracupica contra)
 Asian Pied Starling are quite common here.
Pond Heron
 Still no sign of the kite but we saw this Pond heron.
plaintive cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)
 A plaintive cuckoo perched on top pf the sprinkler.
Plain prinia
 Plain prinia call out loudly, so not easy to miss.
strawberry finch (Amandava amandava)
 Very bright colour Red Avadavat or strawberry finch.
Purple heron
 Purple heron on a very nice background.
 Great Egret
  Great Egret is fishing patiently in the paddy field.
red-wattled lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
 Red-wattled lapwing
little cormorant (Microcarbo niger)
 Still no sign of the kite but got this food in mouth shot of the little cormorant
Black Eared Kite (Milvus lineatus)
 Finally get to see the Black Eared Kite.
Black Eared Kite

Black Eared Kite
 There are so many of them!
Black Kite
Among all the Black Eared Kites there are Black Kite too! With this beautiful shot, is time to catch our flight. This conclude my oversea birding trip in 2017. Hope for another great birding experience in 2018!

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