Birding/ Birdwatching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand

Sunday 1st of July 2018 and I need to get out to get a refresher on how to use my Canon EOS 5D camera. So I will take a tour to Suan Rot Fai in the afternoon, but first a trip to Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym for a session with the Red Devil, ปีศาจแดง ก.กุมานนท์

Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym, Bangkok, Red Devil, ปีศาจแดง ก.กุมานนท์
At Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym

We did 3 rounds and my friend had to go home to take care of a handy man coming to do some work in his new house. So no lunch today and I crossed the street to look for a taxi to get back home. I was hungry and I decided to stop at Tohkai for some Japanese food at Sukhumvit Soi 23.

They never had Pepsi MAX at the restaurant, but since I started to go there they started to serve Pepsi MAX. But I have not been there for a very long time so I don't know if they have Pepsi MAX there anymore. So I bought 4 bottles before I took a taxi back to Sukhumvit.

I had the Japanese buffet, eat as much you want from the buffet menu and I had a lot of salmon and fried cabbage. And of course, Pepsi MAX. I bought a Pepsi but I never opened the can and I drank my own Pepsi MAX and I left the normal Pepsi when I left. They came running after me asking if I wanted my soda. I told them to keep the soda.

Tohkai Japanese restaurant in Bangkok
Eating Japanese food at Tohkai

Tohkai Japanese restaurant in Bangkok
Eating Japanese food at Tohkai

Walking back home and I had a shower before I went to get a taxi to Suan Rot Fai. Sunday and very light traffic so I arrived to Suan Rot Fai in 20 minutes, earlier than I had expected. 2 thirty in the afternoon and it was very hot. No birds flying around and the few birds I spotted was taking cover in the shadows.

I decided to skip the bicycle track today and I walked along the walk path. They were changing the pavement and it was a terrible noise. There were a lot of Mynas but nothing else, well, of course a lot of crows.

I spotted a lot of wet Mynas on top of a concrete divider and I went to see if I could see some bird bathing action as there must be a puddle behind the 50cm high concrete divider.

I sat down but there was never any birds showing up and I continued to the bridge to the Queen Sirikit Park. I have seen a Green-billed Malkoha the last couple of time I had been here. But today I didn't spot one single bird in the area.

Birding/ Birdwatching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Bridge between Suan Rot Fai and Queen Sirikit Park

Birding/ Birdwatching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Malaysian Pied Fantail

Birding/ Birdwatching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Oriental Magpie Robin
Oriental Magpie Robin singing for me

Birding/ Birdwatching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Sitting down looking for birds

I decided to walk a different path today, but first I went to buy 2 bottle of water. There was a couple of Streak-eared Bulbuls at the water place. I left and I passed a corner with some big beautiful flowers and I saw something I never seen before. An Indian Rollers sitting in the flowers. I saw a big blueish bird flying around in the flowers so it had to be an Indian Roller. And I could see that it was an Indian Roller when the bird stopped in a flower.

I have never seen an Indian Rollers like this before so I got in to the bushes to try to get a picture. Never got any pictures, but I got a sound recording of what I'm 99.99% is a squirrel. A sound I have heard many times around the park.

Listen to a squirrel
Own recording from Suan Rot Fai 1 July 2018

I spotted one Little Egret, and as it is breeding season the bird was in breeding plumage. Most likely catching food for babies in the nest. I had been looking, but I had failed to find the “Egret” tree here in the park. But for sure, all the Egrets are sitting in a tree attending their young ones this time of the year.

I would love to find the tree as there will be plenty action in the area with young birds training to fly. The tree is in the area and there was soon another Little Egret coming to look for food. Landed a few hundred meters away, but this was not long enough and the first Egret took off taking aim at the new Egret.

The Egret scared away the new Egret and the bird was soon back to look for fish.

Birding/ Birdwatching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Oriental Magpie Robin
Oriental Magpie Robin singing for me

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Monday 2nd of July 2018
and I brought my camera to Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym. There is a Zebra Dove nest outside the gym. Well, actually it is two nests. But one nest is empty as the babies have left, just one or two days before I came. But there is still one nest and I can see at least one baby in the nest.

I could hear a Great Myna walking on Sukhumvit looking for a taxi. Well, I could hear the Great Myna already when I came outside. Sitting on a balcony calling.

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Great Myna
Great Myna

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Great Myna
An Great Myna singing for me

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Great Myna
An Great Myna singing for me

Took me quite some time to find a taxi, and I made a mental note to book a car for Suvarnabhumi International to make sure I will be there in time. I arrived to Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym just after 10 o'clock and I started by having a look for the Zebra Dove baby before I started my session with the Red Devil, ปีศาจแดง ก.กุมานนท์"

I went to check out the empty nest to get a few pictures for my Zebra Dove web page. The nest with the baby is built on top of a banana bunch so it is very hard to get any pictures of the inside of the nest. And no sign of the parents so I went to start my exercise.

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Zebra Dove nest
Zebra Dove nest in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Zebra Dove nest
Zebra Dove nest in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Zebra Dove nest
Zebra Dove nest in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Zebra Dove nest
Zebra Dove nest with baby in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Zebra Dove nest
Zebra Dove nest with baby in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Zebra Dove nest
Zebra Dove nest with baby in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Bangkok, Thailand - Zebra Dove nest
Zebra Dove nest with baby in Bangkok

We did 10 rounds and I kept an eye on the nest but I never saw any of the parents coming to the nest. No sign of the parents so no feeding action. We left the gym to go to have lunch and my friend had been at Papa's Loft and he said that the spaghetti was good. So we stopped to try the place again.

They had mango smoothies and Earl Grey tea and we were enjoying our drinks while waiting for our food. The food was OK and we were full when we left. My friend returned to the gym and I took a taxi back home so I can prepare my bag for tomorrow. And of course, to book a car to pick me up at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Papa's Loft in Bangkok, Thailand
Lunch at Papa's Loft in Bangkok

No cash so we needed to stop at an ATM and when I came back home I discovered that I had forgotten my card in the ATM machine. So I had to have a quick shower and leave for the bank to get a new ATM card. Jeez, this was a lot of paper work and one hour later I left the bank, not with a VISA card. Bangkok Bank have changed from VISA to UnionPay and Rabbit.

I asked them if they were serious, have Bangkok Bank changed from VISA to Rabbit!!!???? He gave me something about the government and bla-bla-blaa. I asked him if they would change back to VISA when they have an election next time, whenever that will be.

It was pouring down when I came out from the bank. So it will not be possible to walk back home and I started to look for a taxi. And I was lucky and I was soon sitting in a taxi on my way back home to my bag that I have to pack.

Rainy season in Bangkok
It is raining cats and dogs

Rainy season in Bangkok
It is raining cats and dogs

Rainy season in Bangkok
I find a taxi

So, this is over and out from Bangkok and I will be on my way to yet another wildlife adventure and a bicycle holiday, this time in Europe. Click HERE to find out if I see any bears.



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