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39 minutes ago, jak2002003 said:

I dont know what kind of bat they are but they are very cute.

 

Visited this place end of last year and was amazed at the masses of flying foxes in all of the Wat's trees. Here (Wat Pho Bang Khla) and Wat  Paknam Jolo a couple of kilometres away are well worth a visit (nice river trip available also from Wat to Wat) - on the Bangpakong river in Chachoengsao.

 

Wat Pho Bang Khla Flying Foxes


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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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I was watching some of this guy's YouTube videos on sparrows nests he makes, when this one came up to remind me it's brutal out there for chicks.

 

 

He later change the design by adding an entrance in to the coconut, made from a short length of pvc piping, to prevent bigger birds access in to the coconut nest and to the contents (chicks).

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Bredbury Blue said:

I was watching some of this guy's YouTube videos on sparrows nests he makes, when this one came up to remind me it's

brutal out there for chicks.

 

 

He later change the design by adding an entrance in to the coconut, made from a short length of pvc piping, to prevent bigger birds access in to the coconut nest and to the contents (chicks).

 

And this is why I hate those Asian Koels. They are brood parasites, vermin, cuckoos. It's what cuckoos do - they destroy the eggs and the young of garden songbirds. 

 

On 4/1/2021 at 7:27 PM, JetsetBkk said:
On 4/1/2021 at 11:34 AM, n00dle said:

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Also rarely seen but in obvious abundance is this <deleted>

 

 

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I bought an air pistol because of that "deleted" bird. I never hit it because it was always too high up in the trees, but I managed to scare it off a few times. I've no idea what the neighbours thought hearing this "deleted" Nok Gow-wow followed by a couple of rapid bangs.

 

I will keep my pistol at the ready if it/they ever return. 

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Was watching a good battle in my garden which lasted about 10mins.

 

Regularly have a coucal skulking around the garden. It was being attacked and chased from tree to tree by two fantails - they occasionally divebomb me if I'm in a part of the garden they don't want me in.

 

It got interesting when an adult squirrel (we have squirrel nests also - bloody things amuse me but eat a little bit of a mango before moving on to the next mango) started climbing to the top of the tree I think it or the fantails have a nest in. 

 

The coucal started making noises I haven't heard before.

 

This was all going on above my head in 3 trees as I struggled to get a picture or video - I failed.

 

Eventually the coucal flew off - it will be back.

 

 

 

 

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Had a weird hour or so today.

 

Admiring the wife's new orchid in the garden, we spotted a pile of feathers from a dove right in the middle of the lawn: can only assume a cat had had it and not monitor lizard or snake.

 

Not long later we had a green tree snake somehow get in to the kitchen and behind the fridge. The fridge is next to the external door so I took the mosi screen door off, sprayed mosi spray at the snake (I could see it at the side of the fridge), seconds later it literally flew out the back door and away - it moved that quick it was like a flash of colour.

 

Not long later I went walking laps in the park. First lap saw this little fella in the middle of the footpath  - lots of cats around there. Second lap it was still there so I tried to pick it up as it didn't move quickly or far from me but it fluttered up on to a fence. As it was in a precarious position I tried again, it flew back past me to where it'd been on the ground. Knowing it could fly and seeing 4 birds adults in the garden opposite I made it fly in that direction on to the garden wall. Third lap it was inside the garden, with an adult, tapping beaks together. Days away from being strong enough to fly properly, will it make it?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bredbury Blue said:

Had a weird hour or so today.

 

Admiring the wife's new orchid in the garden, we spotted a pile of feathers from a dove right in the middle of the lawn: can only assume a cat had had it and not monitor lizard or snake.

 

Not long later we had a green tree snake somehow get in to the kitchen and behind the fridge. The fridge is next to the external door so I took the mosi screen door off, sprayed mosi spray at the snake (I could see it at the side of the fridge), seconds later it literally flew out the back door and away - it moved that quick it was like a flash of colour.

 

Not long later I went walking laps in the park. First lap saw this little fella in the middle of the footpath  - lots of cats around there. Second lap it was still there so I tried to pick it up as it didn't move quickly or far from me but it fluttered up on to a fence. As it was in a precarious position I tried again, it flew back past me to where it'd been on the ground. Knowing it could fly and seeing 4 birds adults in the garden opposite I made it fly in that direction on to the garden wall. Third lap it was inside the garden, with an adult, tapping beaks together. Days away from being strong enough to fly properly, will it make it?

 

 

So cute. Looks like a magpie robin, and these kinds of birds leave the nest before they can fly. So long as it finds some cover and shrubbery to climb up onto it stands as good a chance as any. 

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