Friday, November 14, 2008

9th November 2008

A quick sprint on my mountain bike to the corner shop for a bottle of milk was brought to a screeching halt when I noticed an odd dead bird in the road –I glimpsed it as I sped past and saw streaking on the neck, I mentally though of female Black-naped Oriole, and so hit the brakes. You can imagine my astonishment when I went back and found that it was actually an juvenile CINNAMON BITTERN lying dead in the street, in the middle of urban Bangkok a long, long way from any wetland!

Perhaps most remarkable is that it was only 200 metres from where I saw a probable Black Bittern in flight a few weeks ago.

Bit(tern) the dust

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