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7 minutes ago, tutsiwarrior said:

 

yeah, that sorta looks like them...would need to hear the bird call which is a cric. cric. cric...plenty of long grass behind the house, a canal/klong wall collapsed and the area is perpetually flooded...tons of birds around and plenty of well fed monitor lizards...

 

I'm in the Songphinong district in south Suphanburi...

 

 

Your call description matches Dusky Warbler, which is a winter visitor that likes wet areas such as you describe above. You can listen here. https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Phylloscopus-fuscatus

 

Click the files that list "call" rather than "song." The top one s a good example of the call. 

 

Your "finch like" description suggests Munia, but they're not exactly cream colored and don't match the call. 

 

Though it's also sometimes the case that one sees a bird and hears a call and the call can actually be from another bird in close proximity that is not being seen. 

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23 minutes ago, tutsiwarrior said:

 

yeah, that sorta looks like them...would need to hear the bird call which is a cric. cric. cric...plenty of long grass behind the house, a canal/klong wall collapsed and the area is perpetually flooded...tons of birds around and plenty of well fed monitor lizards...

 

I'm in the Songphinong district in south Suphanburi...

 

 

That would certainly be a perfect habitat for plain prinias (and for many other species!) and they are present in Suphanburi all year round. The call is repetitive. Here are some samples.

 

https://www.xeno-canto.org/explore?query=Plain+prinia

 

If you can see it through binoculars (usually when it is singing from the top of a reed or grass stalk) look for the red/orange eye and distinctive undertail pattern.

 

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/plain-prinia-inornata-beautiful-grey-bird-592636760

 

 

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5 minutes ago, AjarnNorth said:

Your call description matches Dusky Warbler, which is a winter visitor that likes wet areas such as you describe above. You can listen here. https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Phylloscopus-fuscatus

 

Click the files that list "call" rather than "song." The top one s a good example of the call. 

 

Your "finch like" description suggests Munia, but they're not exactly cream colored and don't match the call. 

 

Though it's also sometimes the case that one sees a bird and hears a call and the call can actually be from another bird in close proximity that is not being seen. 

 

yeah...the third dusky warbler listed on the xeno website sounds like it and I saw that one clearly from my bedroom window on the front terrace...and not finch like but with an extended beak and I saw it calling...cute little fellers...

 

what can anyone recommend about bird feeders? it's easy enough to hang some around, kitchen window and front terrace but what about the bird feed and etc? I got my area cleared of feral cats and etc...most of them mysteriously disappeared over a few days but one tomcat remained and now all the remaining females are pregnant again but they all remain outside of my 'perimeter'...

 

lotsa activity on the front terrace around sunrise and sometimes their nattering wakes me up...the nicest way to awake from slumber...

 

 

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outside my window......near chomtong (way to Intanon).   a young one....only seen that one time.

Miss my old camera now........ only had time for one species of bird till i settled down.

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12 hours ago, tutsiwarrior said:

recently there have been lotsa little fellas around with cream colored feathers and a cri-cri-cricking call

The verdict is definitely still out! A pic is worth a thousand chips, so do either of these pix match your bird?

 

Top is Dusky Warbler...short bill, short tail. Lower is Plain Prinia...long bill, long tail. In the right light, both can appear creamy colored on their under parts, so focus mainly on bill and tail if you get good views.

 

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4 hours ago, Skeptic7 said:

The verdict is definitely still out! A pic is worth a thousand chips, so do either of these pix match your bird?

 

Top is Dusky Warbler...short bill, short tail. Lower is Plain Prinia...long bill, long tail. In the right light, both can appear creamy colored on their under parts, so focus mainly on bill and tail if you get good views.

 

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it's definitely the plain prinia that I saw on my front terrace outside my bedroom window also by the call that I heard/saw him emit...not very musical but he let you know that he was hanging around...there's usually a gang of sparrows that cluster there at that hour in the am and they were flustered...

 

https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Prinia-inornata?view=3

 

flustered, clustering birds...I like that...very Gerard Manley Hopkins...

 

 

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Plain Prinia are common residents and much easier to see than Dusky Warblers. They like to take to the top of reeds or small trees and show themselves. 

 

Dusky Warblers are winter visitors and very skulking. They flit around in under brush and bushes and reeds, almost always close to water, and will only occasionally come out for a brief few seconds here and there to allow a decent look (or photo). Not the most skulking of the warblers by any means - those prizes would have to go to Lanceolated and Pallas's Grasshopper. In many years of birding, I have had only one good look at a Lancey (and an OK, IDable photo) and because I was familiar with the call of the PGW, I spent nearly an entire day next to a reed bed listening to it before it popped up once and I grabbed a look and a photo. 

 

Keep an eye - and an ear - out for Yellow-bellied Prinia as well. One of their calls almost sounds like a crying kitten. 

 

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So always fun to start a new yard/patch list, so here I am 3 days at my new getaway house in Nakhon Nowhere (aka Nong Prue, Kanchanaburi).😁 Newly built and almost finished, but still being painted and furnished...with tons of cleanup and landscaping yet to do.

 

Taking every opportunity to shirk the work and peruse the beautiful view (lake and mountains) and every feathery flyby. Here's the best of what I've managed of the 32 species so far. 4 Life birds! 

 

Red-wattled Lapwing 

Ashy Woodswallow 

Red-rumped Swallow 

Richard's or Pattyfield Pipit (got good pix, just haven't nailed it down yet. Nearly identical and indistinguishable, especially when zero prior experience with these sp. Size is a major factor, but only for those with familiar with both, for perspective. Will post when time permits) 

 

Will post the full (hopefully longer) list when back in BKK in another week or so. 

 

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saw a bright yellow little guy out on the front terrace this morning that I hadn't seen before...is there more migration in these parts (central Thailand) during the cold weather than other times of the year?

 

 

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2 hours ago, tutsiwarrior said:

saw a bright yellow little guy out on the front terrace this morning that I hadn't seen before...is there more migration in these parts (central Thailand) during the cold weather than other times of the year?

 

 

I think there are more birds arriving this time of year as they come from China where the weather is getting cold.

 

Have you a photo of the yellow bird?  Maybe an escaped canary lol.

 

Actually, I quite fancy a pet canary again.... anyone know if they sell them in Chiang Mai?

 

 

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51 minutes ago, jak2002003 said:

I think there are more birds arriving this time of year as they come from China where the weather is getting cold.

 

Have you a photo of the yellow bird?  Maybe an escaped canary lol.

 

Actually, I quite fancy a pet canary again.... anyone know if they sell them in Chiang Mai?

 

 

 

yeah, I thought about the escaped canary thing but where I live most folks are poor and don't keep birds in cages as pets...lively little bugger, he saw me intruding then shot off like a rocket with a flash of yellow plumage before I could say hello...

 

 

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1 hour ago, tutsiwarrior said:

 

yeah, I thought about the escaped canary thing but where I live most folks are poor and don't keep birds in cages as pets...lively little bugger, he saw me intruding then shot off like a rocket with a flash of yellow plumage before I could say hello...

 

 

If it was running / hopping about on the ground quickly, and had a long tail, with a yellow rump I guess is it was a wagtail.  Have a search on the net and see images for 'grey wagtails' and 'yellow wagtails'.

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On 1/20/2019 at 6:27 PM, jak2002003 said:

If it was running / hopping about on the ground quickly, and had a long tail, with a yellow rump I guess is it was a wagtail.  Have a search on the net and see images for 'grey wagtails' and 'yellow wagtails'.

 

the rump feathers were not pronounced so don't think that it was a wag tail...out the back kitchen window saw another yellow bird but not the same one, flitting about on the ground...a niece had been out the back turning over the soil and harvesting some green papayas and a stalk of bananas which were nice and ripe...the birds had been gettin' at 'em...

 

 

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Up to 42 sp after 6 days the new patch in Nong Prue, Kanchanaburi. Also 2 more Lifers! 

Green-billed Malkoha

Purple Heron 

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