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Managed to get a BIF of a White-throated Kingfisher-hope you like it        

Talking of colourful but common birds, I managed to get this photo about right of a White-throated Kingfisher. Rarely seen near water, happy hunting in fields etc.

Obviously not in my garden, but in Kaeng Krachana NP last week. Also saw a lot of Grey Wagtails which are among the earliest of the winter visitors reminding me that it's time to keep my eyes open in

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Had a great coupla days in the yard here in Kanchanaburi. Added #'s 75-80. Especially helpful in getting the Plover was the neighbor across the street finally cut down the overgrown sugarcane, opening up a clear view of the lakeshore. Had seen them before at other parts of the lake, but not from my yard. 

 

Radde's Warbler 

Gray Heron

Little Ringed Plover 

Purple Sunbird

Thick-billed Warbler 

Osprey 

 

Fuzzy distant pix of the Osprey. 

 

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Another great day in the yard here in Kan. Added Chestnut-capped Babbler #82 (pix below). Also Purple Sunbird and Thick-billed Warbler again with pix below.

 

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20 hours ago, Skeptic7 said:

Pair of Sooty-headed Bulbuls and a Pied Fantail. 

Are the Pied Fantails found up in Chiang Mai area?  I have never seen one of those before.  I am going to make myself a bird bath this week now… thanks for you inspiration!  

 

 

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2 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

Are the Pied Fantails found up in Chiang Mai area?  I have never seen one of those before.  I am going to make myself a bird bath this week now… thanks for you inspiration!  

 

 

No...Malaysian Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) not found in the NW. Although the White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis) should be. Not familiar with the White-throated habits and habitats...but the Pied is quite prolific and can be quite bold. In Bangkok, the bird can be seen flycatching by swimming pools and swooping and scampering along busy sidewalks...even at night! 

 

Pied Fantail in BKK a few years back...

 

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1 hour ago, Arjen said:

Sorry for the low quality.

 

It took me days to get this clips.

first fly over several time to check the area?? When it is safe they enter very short. I placed a puppet atthe place where I was sitting to make the birds get used to something...

 

I suppose a kind of woodpecker....

 

Arjen.

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I think that bird is a Lineated Barbet, not a woodpecker.  

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, JetsetBkk said:

What is this weird looking bird, centre left...

Go back 1 page to Post 1202 for the answer. 

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Hello moderators, hello,
 

 

Could you delete my message, POST 1222, it no longer makes any sense in response to ARJEN's question.
Our two messages have been deleted and nobody will understand anything. Thank you

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10 hours ago, sirocco said:

Hello moderators, hello,
 

 

Could you delete my message, POST 1222, it no longer makes any sense in response to ARJEN's question.
Our two messages have been deleted and nobody will understand anything. Thank you

I thought you were asking me to ask the hoopoe something. 🤔

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On 4/2/2020 at 1:01 PM, sometime said:

I Past the usual side of the road tipping area and spotted a couple of concrete plinths off spirit houses.

With a lick of paint and a plant saucer, two bird baths they are now in daily us

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Help! I need a proper new camera. My mobile is cr*p...BB01.thumb.jpg.3053bc202f4b1ea5f897cd628c5a5c79.jpg

 

Please give me some examples of good cameras - both for stills and videos (with plenty of zoom).

Any ideas much appreciated.

 

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3 minutes ago, JetsetBkk said:

Please give me some examples of good cameras

For a compact which delivers a BIG punch... 

Sony CyberShot DSC-HX80. Zeiss lens. 18MP. Max 30x optical zoom (24mm-720mm)

 

For a fuller sized "Bridge" camera... 

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Max 65x optical zoom (21mm-1365mm). 20MP

 

I own both and highly recommended both. Both excellent stills and vids. Both are SuperZooms. 

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well, no, it was posted in english, and maybe it translated into a "foreign, very foreign" language, when i sent it.
Well, avoid being aggressive, you will recover and me too.
Dogs bark but the caravan moves.

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11 hours ago, Skeptic7 said:

For a compact which delivers a BIG punch... 

Sony CyberShot DSC-HX80. Zeiss lens. 18MP. Max 30x optical zoom (24mm-720mm)

 

For a fuller sized "Bridge" camera... 

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Max 65x optical zoom (21mm-1365mm). 20MP

 

I own both and highly recommended both. Both excellent stills and vids. Both are SuperZooms. 

Thanks very much for this info. Now to find a shop that is open...

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On 5/20/2020 at 12:34 AM, JetsetBkk said:

Help! I need a proper new camera. My mobile is cr*p...BB01.thumb.jpg.3053bc202f4b1ea5f897cd628c5a5c79.jpg

 

Please give me some examples of good cameras - both for stills and videos (with plenty of zoom).

Any ideas much appreciated.

 

Don't forget to scub the birdbath out one a week or they soon go slimey

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2 hours ago, sharecropper said:

Strolling along Jomtien Beach after sunset this evening I saw a fantastic sight - an owl (a Barn Owl?) standing on a palm tree. The beach, walkways and road are very quiet right now, so I assume he feels comfortable being lit by the street lights along there. 

 

Sorry - I only had my phone to take the photos, hence the low res....

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It appears so.  And Jomtien is within its distribution. 😉

 

"The barn owl is the most widespread landbird species in the world, occurring in every continent except Antarctica."

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More on Barn Owls in Thailand...

"Barn owls are protected wildlife under the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act and are found in all parts of Thailand. Anyone harming the birds can face a maximum of four years in jail and/or a fine of up to 400,000 baht."

 

Full article :

https://www.pattayamail.com/thailandnews/barn-owl-project-to-help-preserve-endangered-birds-26442

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