Monday, December 1, 2014

Saturday 29th November

On Friday evening I drove to Kaeng Krachan NP, so was in situ first thing Saturday morning, though Khum Saram at Samarn Bird camo told me vert clearly that currently the the park is "no good for birds" to due some late rains delaying the onset of the dry season..  The forest between the three streams was indeed very quiet, with two Banded Kingfishers heard, female Hainan Blue Flycatcher and a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills being about the best I could find.  The main highlight was a mammal tick, in the form of a large troupe of Stump-tailed Macaques as I drove out of the park.

Stump-tailed Macaques

I spent the afternoon around Leam Pak Bia and Pak Thale, picking up a good selection of waders including two c. 20 Nordmann's Greenshanks amongst a flock of 500-600 Great Knot (themselves only a fraction of a much larger flock of Great Knot) near the Royal Project, two Small Pratincoles at Wat Komnaram, whilst Pak Thale held two Spoon-billed Sandpipers, two Far Eastern Curlew and two Dunlin.

Nordmann's Greenshank (taken with DSLR)

Nordmann's Greenshank (digiscoped)

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (digiscoped)

Temminck's Stint

Marsh Sandpiper

the out-of-sync Curlew Sand is back on the same pool as last winter

White-shouldered Starling

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Intermediate Egret

Cattle Egret

1 comment:

gumgig said...

The white-shouldered staring and the eastern yellow wagtail are quite good finds. They are not seen in SRF.