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Birding the ricefeilds of Thailand

The ricefeilds south of Bangkok hold lots of birds and provide a good place to obtain close looks at many of the species. It was hot out there but the birds were wonderful.

Asian Openbills flight

A flock of Asian Openbill storks fly in to feed on snails in the rice fields.

Duck camp Thai 1

Duck Camp on the ricefields, these ducks feed on the snail eggs in an attempt to reduce the snail numbers that eat the rice plants, a very strange sight indeed!

Asian Pied Starling 1

A handsome Asian Pied Starling poses for a picture.

Whitevented Myna flock Thai 1

Flock of White-vented Mynas, can you spot one Common Myna?

Black capped Kingfisher Thai 1

The huge billed Black-capped Kingfisher.

Greyheaded Lapwing Thai 1

Grey-headed Lapwing one of a flock feeding on a drained ricefield

Whiskered Terns on wires Thai

Whiskered Terns line the telegragh wires over the paddy-fields.

Black winged Kite Thai 1

A Black-winged Kite surveys the scene.

Fruit Bats Thai 1
We watched some 2,000 of these huge fruit bats leave their day time roost.

Temple sunset Thai 1

Many more images from Thailand to come soon, please check back, thanks.


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