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A few from the last few days. Just goofing off in southern Thailand. Most are from Ban Hua Hin, Thailand. Close to Satun, Thailand Some from Phangnga, Thailand. Pararang caps. Great pastime to keep

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The Lesser Whistling ducks seem to like landing and hanging around on top of vegetation.

I have been seeing this pair land in the same place anytime I am in that area.

They land and stand looking around for a while then take off and fly round for a bit then land again.

I don't think they have a nest for they don't sit and nesting is about over now.

It could be an old nest site that they go back to, who knows.

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More nest leavers.

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A Black Drongo chick with a parent sitting close by.

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I am picking this to be a young Coppersmith Barbet that hasn't attained adult colors.

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A young Blue Tailed Bee Eater.

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When I first saw this bird I thought it was some sort of Rail or Crake as it had a very plump profile.

I only got one shot of it before it took off and when I got home and put it on the computer for a closer look the only thing I can put it down to is a young Asian Pied Starling.

Hope that's right.

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Hanging out to dry.

When I took this I thought I was looking at a group of Ashy Woodswallows which are quite common around here.

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But when I got home and had a closer look I see they are Barn Swallows, something I either haven't seen or haven't noticed before.

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Should have tried to get a bit closer and take some more.

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Baan Baya. A village of Bays Weaver nests.

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Top right you can see a male looking on, there were others in there also but they are lost in the leaves.

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A male doing a bit of work on his nest.

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And the female doing her bit also.

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Saw a group of 6 or 8 Java Sparrows squabbling on a wire when I was on my way into BKK on a bus this morning.

It was a bit south of Don Muang near the Maserati showroom.

I have never seen these birds before and the book I have says they are restricted to the BKK area.

I was wondering if anyone else has seen them and how common they might be?

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It was a bit south of Don Muang near the Maserati showroom.

Bang on the money! There's been a small population living in this area for years... they're escaped cage birds in origin.

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Phu Kae Botanical Gardens south of Lop Buri.

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Saw one of these birds a while back at a distance and have been back several times trying to get a reasonable shot of them.

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They were in very thick cover of bamboo thickets and other vegetation and had a lot of trouble getting a focus on them through all the branches and leaves.

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Racket Tailed Treepie

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Have seen a light colored raptor flying around a couple of times recently.

Very rare to see them here only ever seen two in the past both on the wing.

This morning I got a good look at this one while riding my bike and it was good enough to stay put on the tree till I got some photos.

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Black Shouldered kite.

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They are supposed to be quite wide spread but I have only ever seen these birds in one place at the Bang Rachan Heros Monument in Singburi

Been back several times to try to get a reasonable photo and yesterday when we were sitting eating lunch some of them appeared.

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Adult Indian Roller

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Juvenile

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My favorite bird, at present, these things change.

Great colors and great expressions.

Don't take my photo when I'm like this

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Wait till I get myself organized.

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That's better.

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Now I'll smile for the camera.

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What's that down there?

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Morning talk time.

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That's where I'll go.

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Cleared for takeoff

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Quite a few around my patch (Lineated Barbet) and often heard calling.

I've a couple here taken long time back. Never got them identified so I'll post them here and see if anyone can ID this one.

Unfortunately no frontal shot.

Thanks.

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Quite a few around my patch (Lineated Barbet) and often heard calling.

I've a couple here taken long time back. Never got them identified so I'll post them here and see if anyone can ID this one.

Unfortunately no frontal shot.

Thanks.

I would say some kind of Hawk....?....

Not sure if this is the same kind or not.....

Where are our bird experts? wink.png

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