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

Wednesday 21st of March 2018 and it was raining when I returned from Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym where I had have a session of exercise with ปีศาจแดง ก.กุมานนท์, Red Devil. But it cleared up and me and my new Instagram birding friend decided to give it a go. I took a taxi and I met my new birding friend behind the butterfly house, on the bicycle track next to the water.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Little Heron / Striated Heron

I ran in to a little Heron while waiting. I spotted the bird just because of the movement, and I was not even sure it was a bird until I came very close, could have been a leaf as well. Me new friend came and he was carrying a tripod, a Canon house and the Canon 400mm 2.8. The exact same lens I had been thinking of buying. 4 kg and 10 000 US Dollars and when I saw him carry the tripod (A must for this lens) and the lens I decided not to buy it.

You are not exactly “mobile” carrying all this stuff around. But you get good pictures from a distance while I have to sneak up close to the bird.

We spotted a Blue-capped Kingfisher but no picture, too far away for me and by the time my new birding friend had set up his equipment the bird was gone.

We crossed the bridge to Queen Sirikit Park and he showed me a Coppersmith Barbet nest and the parents were busy feeding the baby. He had seen my picture of the owlet that I took last time in Suan Rot Fai and as he had never seen the owlet we went to the “owlet” area of Suan Rot Fai. I see owlets here almost every time. But strange, I have never seen any owlets in any other part of Suan Rot Fai.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Spotted Owlet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Spotted Owlet
Spotted Owlet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
In the Spotted Owlet area

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
I cannot identify this owl as I can only see the head
But it is not a Spotted owlet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
I cannot identify this owl as I can only see the head
But it is not a Spotted owlet

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

We see another guy with a camera pointing up another tree. He have also seen an owl. So we swap owl, I show him where the Spotted Owlet was and I walked over to the other owl. Looking like a Scops Owl, but the owl was in a hole so I could only see the top of the head. We waited to see if the owl would show more of the body. But no, the owl stayed in the hole and I could not identify the owl. Most likely a Scops owl.

We left the owl and we walked back to see if there was any action in the Coppersmith Barbet nest. I will come back here tomorrow morning to check out the owl again. There was plenty action at the Coppersmith Barbet nest, yet another place I will have to check out tomorrow morning.

Coppersmith Barbet, Psilopogon haemacephalus, นกตีทอง
Coppersmith Barbet - นกตีทอง
Baby waiting for mommy and daddy to come home with food

Coppersmith Barbet, Psilopogon haemacephalus, นกตีทอง
Coppersmith Barbet - นกตีทอง
Baby waiting for mommy and daddy to come home with food

Coppersmith Barbet, Psilopogon haemacephalus, นกตีทอง
Coppersmith Barbet - นกตีทอง
Baby waiting for mommy and daddy to come home with food

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Mommy or daddy comes home with food

Coppersmith Barbet, Psilopogon haemacephalus, นกตีทอง
Coppersmith Barbet - นกตีทอง
Coming with the mouthful of goodies

Coppersmith Barbet, Psilopogon haemacephalus, นกตีทอง
Coppersmith Barbet - นกตีทอง

We continued in to Queen Sirikit Park and we spotted another bird watcher with a huge lens pointing in to a tree. There was a Small Minivet in a nest and we discovered several Small Minivets flying between the tree and another tree and it looked like they were picking fruits. I didn't wanted to disturb the bird as the other bird watcher was here first.

But I will try to come closer to the bird tomorrow when I'm alone and I will Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st hopefully get better pictures of the beautiful Small Minivets.

We left and we went to check out the Wave, the bird hide/ bridge. But now it was starting to get dark. And we could not see any birds anyway and we went back in to Queen Sirikit Park.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Looking for the Small Minivet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Coppersmith Barbet and Small Minivet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Male Small Minivet

We spotted a group of Starlings and I took the chance to get a recording. I tried with the Plaintive Cuckoo before, but the bird turned silent when I started the recording. But the starlings went on and on so I could get the song. Of course, when I listen to the recording I realise that I might need some practice with my new machine.

My first recording

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Thursday 22nd of March 2018
and my alarm went off at 4. But I didn't get out of bed until 7. Back in bed at 8 and I slept until 10 o'clock. Back in bed 15 minutes later and it was almost 12 when I was out of bed again. I was obviously in need of sleep. I have been up 4 in the morning every day for the last month and flying home from India and there was no opportunity for any sleep. I will go to Suan Rot Fai tomorrow instead.

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Friday 23rd of March 2018
and today I was out of bed at 4. Tea and oatmeal and I left at 6 o'clock arriving in Suan Rot Fai 6 forty-five. Walking my ordinary way and I spotted a Black-capped Kingfisher where we had seen it Wednesday afternoon. Coming to the bridge crossing the water to the Queen Sirikit Park. Turning to left and I end up in Queen Sirikit Park. But I turn right as I always do and I walk down to the “traffic school” to see if there is any Kingfishers and Owlets.

Already approaching and I see a guy with a big lens on a tripod pointing up one of the trees. I didn't want to disturb him, as I use to say: It is his bird. If I have found a bird I would not be happy if someone came to disturb the bird.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Early morning bird watcher

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Another bird watcher

Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน

So I just walk by but I see the Collared Scops-owl in the tree. I continue out on the lawn as I want to have a picture of the Chinese Pond Heron. They are very scared so it is next to impossible to get a picture. I continue to the “hole” in the tree to see if I can see the owl from last Wednesday. But the hole was empty and I suspected that it was the Collared Scops-owl in the tree.

The bird watcher is packing up his stuff and I went over to him. He had to go to work and he had to give up the morning birding. It was a beautiful owl and I got a few pictures and I started to walk back towards the Coppersmith Barbet nest in Queen Sirikit Park. Approaching the bridge and I have a Black-collared Starling singing for me.

Collared Scops Owl, Otus lettia, นกฮูก, นกเค้ากู่

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Black-collared Starling singing for me

Listen to the Black-collared Starling
Own recording from Suan Rot Fai, Bangkok 23 March 2018

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Green-billed Malkoha

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Green-billed Malkoha
Green-billed Malkoha

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Green-billed Malkoha
Green-billed Malkoha eating an insect

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Water under the bridge

Crossing the bridge, or just about to cross the bridge to Queen Sirikit Park and I spotted the Green-billed Malkoha. Darn, the Green-billed Malkoha was hard to get on picture jumping around. But I got a very bad picture of the bird catching an insect.

The Coppersmith Barbet baby has left the nest and there was no action at all. Already last Wednesday we could see that the baby was ready to leave the nest sticking out half the body, and eating the giant meal the parents brought home. I walked down to the bridge/ bird hide and I stopped to look for the Small Minivets but no luck. And I never managed to get the Chinese Pond Heron on picture.

I was scanning the water for Pond Herons while walking back towards the bridge on the Suan Rot Fai side of the water. Could not see any herons at the water but many of them took off from the trees when I approached. Herons in the trees, breeding season is here.

Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล

No sign of the Green-billed Malkoha at the bridge, but there was an Asian Brown Flycatcher. And there was, of course, Asian Koels and another Cuckoo. Or at least looking like a cuckoo but I never got any pictures. And I never got a picture of the Black-napped Oriole. There was a school class looking for birds. They asked if I had seen any birds. I took them across the park to see the owl from this morning. They were very happy and when the owl took off I took them to the “hole” in the tree to see the other owl.

They were very happy and excited and it was a pleasure watching them. I took them to the Spotted Owlet at the traffic school as well. I was lucky and I managed to show them three owls and they were very happy when I left
Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
School class looking at the Collared Scops Owl

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Collared Scops Owl in the “hole” in the tree

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
School class looking at the Spotted owlet

Small Minivet, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus, นกพญาไฟเล็ก

I was lucky and I spotted several Small Minivets at the owl area, but no good pictures. I started to walk back towards the main entrance to get a taxi back home. I will make an afternoon session at Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym with ปีศาจแดง ก.กุมานนท์, RedThe Devil. I passed an Asian Openbill Stork and a couple of what I think is the Slender-billed Crow. I really can't tell the Slender and larg billed crow apart. But according to my book the Large-billed crow have a “steep forehead” and the Slender-billed have a “shorter squared ended tail”

So I look at the head and these two crows have quite a flat head so I put them down as Slender-billed Crow. I might be wrong, would not be the first time.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Asian Openbill Stork

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Slender-billed crow
Looks to be a Slender-billed Crow
Looks like a baby getting food

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Slender-billed crow
Looks to be a Slender-billed Crow
Looks like a baby getting food

In the taxi back home from Chaiyasit Muay Thai Gym and I feel that I have a cold coming on, my plan is to go for the last birding at Suan Rot Fai tomorrow before going to Nepal.

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Saturday 24th of March 2018
and I'm in Suan Rot Fai at 7 thirty. The sun is coming up behind the trees and it looks to be a beautiful morning. I followed my usual track, but today I was turning left crossing the bridge to the Queen Sirikit Park as I had have plenty of the owls. Before crossing the bridge I sat down keeping an eye out for the Green-billed Malkoha.

No sign of the Malkoha so I crossed the bridge to go check out the Coppersmith Barbet nest. No sign of life yesterday but today I saw a bird sticking out it's head so I satt down with a bottle of water studying the nest. I was hoping for some “Mom and Dad feeding the baby” action. But there wasn't much happening except for the bird staring at me. And I was staring back at the bird.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Suan Rot Fai at 7 thirty in the morning

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Suan Rot Fai at 7 thirty in the morning

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Asian Openbill Stork
Asian Openbill Stork sleeping in the trees

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Asian Openbill Stork
Asian Openbill Stork sleeping in the trees

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Walking towards the “Bird wave” on the Queen Sirikit Park side

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand
Walking towards the “Bird wave” on the Queen Sirikit Park side

I walk to the bird wave where I cross over to the Suan Rot Fai again. No minivets, but there was some Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers. Yesterday it was full of Ashy Drongos, but today nothing. I walk back passing the owl area on my way back to the main gate. The Scops owl is still in the hole. There is a guy with a big lens and we chat and exchange “birding tips” before I continue. I ran in the a crow and I put it down as a Slender-billed Crow. And the crow was just sitting there, otherwise they fly away. So I took the opportunity to make a video.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Slender-billed Crow
Slender-billed Crow



I turn right to come down to the pond where I used to see Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, I have not seen them for a very long time now. I walk along the path and I run in to yet another Asian Openbill Stork. And while I take pictures I discovered a Chinese Pond Heron. Just the heron I have tried to get on pictures. In full breeding plumage and I have no pictures of the Chinese Pond Heron in breeding plumage. Well, I have one, but not a very good one.

I still working on my page, identifying egrets and herons so I need pictures. And I have learnt a lot about identifying the Great and Intermediate Egret. More pictures is needed, and I learn a lot in the progress. The bird I put down as the Great Egret in Gir, India was actually an Intermediate Egret. Easy to see when you know how to tell the difference, but they look almost exactly the same. But when my pahe is ready it will be easy for you to tell them apart as well.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Asian Openbill Stork
Asian Openbill Stork

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Asian Openbill Stork
Asian Openbill Stork

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Asian Openbill Stork
Asian Openbill Stork

Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน

Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน
Chinese Pond Heron - นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน

Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน
Chinese Pond Heron - นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน

Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน
Chinese Pond Heron - นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน

Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน
Chinese Pond Heron - นกยางกรอกพันธุ์จีน

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Eastern Jungle Crow, Corvus levaillantii, อีกา
Slender-billed crow

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

Back at the main gate and I buy an ice cream. A taxi arrives and a girld steps out.
- You want the taxi?
- Yes
She warned me that it was a bullsh*t driver. OK, so I didn't take the taxi and I had to walk all the way to Lar Prao before I found a taxi. I passed a Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker on the way down the road. It was hot and there was alot of people coming to Suan Rot Fai and the traffic was at a stand still. But I managed to get a taxi even though it took quite some time.

Birding/ Bird watching in Suan Rot Fai/ Queen Sirikit Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

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General election in Sweden September 2018. Sweden is already beyond rescue and this is most likely the last free election in Sweden. They are already changing the “Free speech” laws in Sweden. Censorship and it only show how desperate they are to keep the population in the dark, as by now they have (must have) realised how they have destroyed what might have once been the best country in the world.

State media blasting 24/7 on how well Sweden is doing when it is obvious for everyone how health care, education system, police, judicial system and the welfare state have collapsed.

Where it is now allowed to be married to children, rape is a normal thing that the Police don’t even investigate thanks to the world’s first feminist government. What a sad joke this country have turned in to.


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