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20 years of birding in Thailand and my first Malayan Night-Heron. Technically not in my garden but in my locale, the small forest of Khao Mai Kaeo in Chonburi. It is a lot chunkier than I imagined.

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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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4 hours ago, Briggsy said:

They sure are but they are locally resident in Chiang Mai. The best place to see a lot of them is an agricultural settlement (i.e. cleared) near forest. You will see them if you visit Huay Nam Dang. They will be flying over to and from the cleared areas. There are a lot of ethnic minority villages up there. Also, if you visit Mae Ping National Park, there is a lovely campsite called Thung Kik. The large-billed crows will steal any food if you turn your back for a minute.

 

Remember these birds have a preference for tall trees. Get rid of the tall trees and they may move on.

Thank you.  I am going to visit Mae Ping National Park today!!!  

 

 

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This morning about 0400, heard what I think was Collared Scops Owl calling in my yard in Kanchanaburi. A repeated "WHeew" at regular intervals of what seemed like 15-20 sec. Couldn't locate with spotlight. Will try to capture a recording if heard again. 

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Not exactly in my backgarden here, but i was home in the north-west of England recently, and noticed Jackdaws in quite a few places - don't remember them locally when i used to live there decades ago.

 Could somebody id the bird in the foreground? An aggressive little bird, constantly chasing away other birds in its area.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Bredbury Blue said:

Could somebody id the bird in the foreground? An aggressive little bird, constantly chasing away other birds in its area.

In the bottom pic there are 2 Mallards (green heads), 2 Rock Pigeons, a Gull in the back and a Mandarin Duck (very colorful & beautiful introduced species in UK & parts of Europe). 

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2 hours ago, Skeptic7 said:

In the bottom pic there are 2 Mallards (green heads), 2 Rock Pigeons, a Gull in the back and a Mandarin Duck (very colorful & beautiful introduced species in UK & parts of Europe). 

Don't think that's a Gull. Looks like a white Rock Pigeon. 

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@Bredbury Blue

 

Yes, when I was a kid in the UK, jackdaws were mainly seen on farmer's fields. But now they seem to be very common in more urban settings. I have noticed the same thing in my town in the North West of England.

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5 hours ago, Briggsy said:

@Bredbury Blue

 

Yes, when I was a kid in the UK, jackdaws were mainly seen on farmer's fields. But now they seem to be very common in more urban settings. I have noticed the same thing in my town in the North West of England.

Spent considerable time in Amsterdam over the past 15 years and they are common there too. 

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Been great here in Kanchanaburi these past week or so! Added White-rumped Munia today for #63 for the patch and closing in on #700 species worldwide.

 

Also Butterfly and Moth lists are growing every day with some beautiful species and pix. I posted some pretty awesome Hawk Moth pix here awhile back, but they were promptly removed. 

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