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Re-posting these as the earlier pix were edited on my phone and came out as thumbnails. Still gonna be fuzzy, but hopefully larger for easier viewing. 

 

White-throated Kingfisher

 

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You may remember that I've had Yellow-vented Bulbuls nesting and rearing chicks in my cycling helmet hanging from the handlebars right outside my front door on three occasions in recent years, always about this time of the year. Went to have a look at the nest in the helmet yesterday (they use the same nest and work on it before laying eggs) and was gutted to find that the nest has been raided for its materials and dismantled - its almost gone - it was in tact last time I looked a fortnight back. Have to assume its the same pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls, and maybe as they have not been successful rearing they have decided to move the nest location. Hope to see where they have moved to. Gutted!

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9 hours ago, Bredbury Blue said:

You may remember that I've had Yellow-vented Bulbuls nesting and rearing chicks in my cycling helmet hanging from the handlebars right outside my front door on three occasions in recent years, always about this time of the year. Went to have a look at the nest in the helmet yesterday (they use the same nest and work on it before laying eggs) and was gutted to find that the nest has been raided for its materials and dismantled - its almost gone - it was in tact last time I looked a fortnight back. Have to assume its the same pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls, and maybe as they have not been successful rearing they have decided to move the nest location. Hope to see where they have moved to. Gutted!

 

the doves that I described earlier simply shooed away the previous tenants that built the nest (a family of sparrows) and squatted...and their chicks are already big, saw them feeding today...btw finally saw the black collar on the back of the neck of the adult doves that skeptic described earlier so that they are the red turtle dove species as described earlier...thinkin' about using the light ocher color to repaint me bedroom...later with a 'guest' in de bedroom 'interesting color scheme...' 'yeah, it's the color of red collared turtle doves...' 'ohhh tutsi you are sensitive to nature and I love that in a man...' 'yeah, whatever' as he frantically tugs at her garments...

 

but seriously I've always liked ocher, just wonderin' now if they got that in a paint catalog available in Thailand...

 

 

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Been awhile since anything out of the ordinary at my yard. This morning I found this foraging on my kafir lime tree and later at the long bean trellis. Looks like a young bird but what is it? Size about 2/3 to 3/4 of the streak eared bulbul. The hint of a mustachial stripe and dark ear coverts have me baffled.

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:56 PM, Skeptic7 said:

ID anyone?

 

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Large Hawk-Cuckoo is my best here. Tail seems just a bit short, but everything else matches. 

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On 4/8/2019 at 2:56 PM, Skeptic7 said:

ID anyone?

 

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Large Hawk-Cuckoo is my best here. Tail seems just a bit short, but everything else matches. 

 

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40 minutes ago, jack2964 said:

Been awhile since anything out of the ordinary at my yard. This morning I found this foraging on my kafir lime tree and later at the long bean trellis. Looks like a young bird but what is it? Size about 2/3 to 3/4 of the streak eared bulbul. The hint of a mustachial stripe and dark ear coverts have me baffled.

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I want to say sub-adult Plain Prinia but the facial markings make that hard There are three or four facebook sited for bird IDs not where you would get your answer in minutes. For this one I old try "LBJ Lovers Thailand."

 

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On 4/9/2019 at 9:15 AM, Skeptic7 said:

This is PURELY for fun. 😀

 

Just when we think we've got these little buggers figured out...

 

...Pipit on a wire! 

 

Pretty much a daily occurrence here. They come in and land on the ground and when they depart...up to the wire for a look-see, or visa versa. 

 

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I said "not often" not "never." Nearly all ground feeders will take to a tree or wire occasionally, especially when encountering the most dangerous species of all, homo sapiens. But the comment was in regards to what you'd ID's as a probably pipit but was one of the _larks, which are often perched on wires. 

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3 hours ago, AjarnNorth said:

Large Hawk-Cuckoo is my best here. Tail seems just a bit short, but everything else matches. 

Yes it all matches. Another great call...Thx. Brings the new patch list to 58.

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Posted (edited)

Grey-breasted Prinia

 

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17 hours ago, AjarnNorth said:

I want to say sub-adult Plain Prinia but the facial markings make that hard There are three or four facebook sited for bird IDs not where you would get your answer in minutes. For this one I old try "LBJ Lovers Thailand."

 

Thanks AN. I got a response from Facebook and it's a moulting Thick-billed warbler confirmed by tapping sounds heard yesterday. I replayed the calls from xeno canto and the bird reappeared briefly.

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Cool. Yes, that bill was bothering me as well for prinia. Thick-billed it is. Those facebook sites are gold for tough IDs.

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White-throated Kingfisher photo bombed by Scaly-breasted Munia! 

 

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On 4/11/2019 at 3:08 PM, Bredbury Blue said:

You may remember that I've had Yellow-vented Bulbuls nesting and rearing chicks in my cycling helmet hanging from the handlebars right outside my front door on three occasions in recent years, always about this time of the year. Went to have a look at the nest in the helmet yesterday (they use the same nest and work on it before laying eggs) and was gutted to find that the nest has been raided for its materials and dismantled - its almost gone - it was in tact last time I looked a fortnight back. Have to assume its the same pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls, and maybe as they have not been successful rearing they have decided to move the nest location. Hope to see where they have moved to. Gutted!

Dismantled  

 

 

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