Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Early morning walk at Ministry of Public Relations produced a big surprise in the shape of a Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, which is only the second individual I have ever seen (the other was at Kaeng Krachan National Park a few years back).  This species is generally uncommon, and a winter/passage migrant here.  A couple of other interesting birds included a Black-naped Monarch and an Ashy Drongo.

I tried to go to Suan Rot Fai yesterday, but the deteriorating flood situation made it impossible - I suspect the park has actually been closed until the flood has passed - sadly it looks like I won't get crocodile on my patch list!

Road outside Chatuchauk weekend market, looking north

1 comment:

Gerry Brett said...

I am glad you're not going to get crocodile on your list or your leg for that matter! Hope the situation improves quickly. Best wishes G