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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'd like to have koel birds in my garden. Then they might be close enough to kill.  BWaa ha ha. They make me think evil thoughts. 

 

I love most birds, but the koels living close to my condo was one of the worst things about Thailand I can remember. Their red eyes are proof that they come from hell to make our lives miserable sometimes. There's nothing like a koel whistling at 150 decibels close to one's bedroom window at 4 in the morning.  

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On 8/25/2019 at 1:42 AM, vinniekintana said:

Sorry  ...didn't read the whole thread..

Any sightings of Alexandrine parakeets in your part of Thailand?

Spotted a pair recently in Songkhla 

Never seen any parrots in this part of Thailand before.

 

I used to see them pretty regularly here in Bangsaen, Chonburi, right from my yard, up until a few years ago. They liked to eat the star-fruit off of my neighbors' tree. Could be a feral colony. I don't see them regularly anymore - caught? poisoned? - though have had sporadic sightings of them in flight. Red-breasted Parakeet are very common here, but the Alexadrine stand out even in flight by length and call. 

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On ‎8‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 12:35 AM, overherebc said:

Appeared in the garden as the sun was going down.

Photo not perfect as I had to crop from a screen shot

Ptobably seen 5 or 6 times in 2 or 3 years but this time caught a reasonable photo

Hoopoo.

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One of my favourite birds.  Sadly none in my area now.  At my old house we used to see a few of them regularly in the dry rice fields which bordered out garden.  

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2 minutes ago, jak2002003 said:

One of my favourite birds.  Sadly none in my area now.  At my old house we used to see a few of them regularly in the dry rice fields which bordered out garden.  

It didn't seem to worry about landing 6 feet from us and then walked around on the grass picking at whatever. Didn't have a camera so had to use my wife's phone which isn't brilliant.

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I've never tried to attach video before so here's hoping. 

 

A few months ago, our annual Peregrine falcon visitor was accompanied by a mate. This is what we heard one Saturday morning (first video) and the zoom lens on a fairly small camera is the second video...

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On 9/20/2019 at 10:49 AM, AjarnNorth said:

Migration season well underway. Many winter visitors already here and more on the way. Good time to be looking around your yard or area. This Asian Brown Shrike from my yard. Common winter visitor. 

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very true...lots of little guys showing up that you don't see other times of the year, I got a good viewing location from my kitchen window with lots of vegetation out the back, ain't got no names fer any of them, gotta get a good guide book, useta have the popular one for US west coast birds with the red plastic cover but no good for here (it got lost anyway after 35 years of shufflin' about)...keep an eye peeled...

 

 

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11 hours ago, tutsiwarrior said:

 

very true...lots of little guys showing up that you don't see other times of the year, I got a good viewing location from my kitchen window with lots of vegetation out the back, ain't got no names fer any of them, gotta get a good guide book, useta have the popular one for US west coast birds with the red plastic cover but no good for here (it got lost anyway after 35 years of shufflin' about)...keep an eye peeled...

 

 

Are these the birds that make a kind of loud monotonous shrieking screaming sound?  The last few weeks I started hearing this kind of call in my area (countryside in CM).. which I never heard before.  It sounds like a bird in distress, like it's got caught by a cat... but the birds are fine.  Too far away for me to see clearly or get a photo.  They are always single and making that noise sitting on a high up branch.  

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