15 August 2020

Bird watching trip report


Introduction

Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park is a park in the province Samut Prakarn but I call it a Bangkok park. The park is located at Bang Kachao, an area called the “Green lung of Bangkok” The park is just across the Chao Praya River from Klong Toey and it cost 5 Baht (about 0.0 $) to cross the river with the boat. (Summer 2020)

This is the park where I did my very first bird watching 31 December 2020 and I found the park thanks to Nick Upton's SECOND TO NONE birding web page “thaibirding.com

I have planned to go back and I discovered that Nick Upton had made a brand new movie about the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park. I also discovered that Nick Upton have a Youtube Channel Birding with Nick Upton and there are a lot of interesting birding videos. Click HERE to visit his channel.

Birding in the Park | Virtual Birding Trip to Bangkok's Green Lung


The park is also an eBird hotspot: Bang Kachao--Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park

To skip the information and to go straight to the TRIP REPORT click HERE


Guide

I usually don't use any bird watching Guide in / around Bangkok. But could be a good idea to have a Guide to help me identify all the birds I see. As it is now my eBird checklists are not very impressive as I can only ID half of the birds I see


Land transportation

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok


Taxi is a very convenient way of getting to the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park. The taxi was about 200 Baht (summer 2020). And if you have problem you can show this Thai Script:
Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park And Botanical Garden สวนสาธารณะและสวนพฤกษชาติ ศรีนครเขื่อนขันธ์

Address:
73 Soi Wat Rat Rangsan, Bang Kachao, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand

73 ซอย วัดราษฎร์รังสรรค์ ตำบล บางกะเจ้า อำเภอพระประแดง สมุทรปราการ 10130

Openin Times:
06:30 - 18:30

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Gate

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Reaching the last stretch to the entrance with the taxi

Scan for map to the park entrance

Scan for map to the Klong Toey Pier


Take a taxi to the pier at the Wat Klong Toey Nok

Address:
Wat Klong Toey Nok - 36 Kasem Rat Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

วัด คลองเตยนอก - 36 ถนน เกษมราษฎร์ แขวง คลองเตย เขตคลองเตย กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

You can take the small boat across the Chao Praya River. Leaves from the Klong Toey Jetty and the crossing takes a couple of minutes and set you back with 5 Baht and the small boat charge 10 Baht (summer 2020) The boat leaves from the Klong Toey Pier, just 2 minutes’ walk from the entrance to the Port of Bangkok.

I have searched internet for a schedule but I came up with nothing. I think there are two boats and the boat is coming very often so no need to wait for long to cross the river.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Get to the entrance to Bangkok Port

Klong Toey Boat Service
Gate to Wat Klong Toey Nok

Klong Toey Boat Service
Turn left inside the gate and walk down to the pier

Klong Toey Boat Service
Reaching the end of the alley

Klong Toey Boat Service
Walk through the shop and you reach the pier

There are 2 boat piers in Klong Toey. Going back to Bangkok and it is never mind what pier they are using on the Bangkok side. But going to the park you need to know what pier they are using. Getting of the taxi and it is the same place, the gate to the temple and the temple pier is just 20 meters north of the other entrance gate.

Klong Toey Boat Service
Two piers in Klong Toey

Klong Toey Boat Service
Two piers on the Bangkok side of the river

Klong Toey Boat Service
The boat goes to Wat Klong Toey Nok

How to get to the other pier, the pier east of Wat Klong Toey Nok.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Go down to the river through the gate

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
You can see the pier and the river

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Klong Toey Pier and Chao Praya River

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Get off at the first stop across Chao Praya River


2 boat services?

I was surprised with the ferry, first time I was here to boat took me to the Klong Toey Pier at the temple (Wat Klong Toey Nok) across the river. Last time we were landed at another jetty. Previously it have been a big boat, but today the service was conducted by a “POWER DRIVEN” canoe.

Klong Toey Boat Service
Some times they use a “POWER DRIVEN” canoe

Klong Toey Boat Service
Some times they use a “POWER DRIVEN” canoe



Coming ashore at the Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว and it is about 1 km to walk (if you don't choose to rent a bike) to the park. Follow the Soi Wat Rat Rangsan road and you will soon discover the entrance to the park on your left hand side.

Getting back home and it can be at least to say difficult to get a taxi. And that is even though I used the Line Taxi app. But it is a nice walk even though you might be exhausted after having been walking around the park in the pounding heat. There are places for snacks and water outside the entrance to the park.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walk between the park entrance and the Bang Kachao Pier

I suggest that you buy a bottle of water to bring with you as it can get very hot. You have a lot of small stalls selling water and snacks after leaving the entrance to the park. Walk towards Chao Praya River and it is impossible to miss the Bang Kachao Pier at the end of the road.

And you can see birds during the walk and I spotted one Stork-billed Kingfisher in the big tree at the Bang Kachao Pier. There are also sitting birds on the wires in the area.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walking along the Soi Wat Rat Rangsan road towards the Bang Kachao Pier

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Reaching Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
View from Bang Kachao Pier / ท่าเรือกำนันขาว

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
We see Bangkok across the river

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The ferry approaching from Klong Toey

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The ferry approaching from Klong Toey

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The ferry arrives

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Leaving the Bang Kachao Pier

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Arriving to the Klong Toey Pier

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Klong Toey Pier


Equipment

Canon 5D Mk. III + Canon 5D Mk. IV
Canon EF 28-300/3,5-5,6 L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200/2,8L IS II USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens
Canon Speedlite 600EXII-RT flash
Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II
Panasonic HC-W585 video camera

Sound recorder
ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder

Binocular
Steiner Skyhawk 8x32 (Since May 2020)


Weather / climate

Weather, I don´t know if Bangkok is the hottest capital in the world. But this is what they say and I have no reason to doubt this information because it is darn hot.

Bangkok, Thailand - Climate & Temperature
Pictures from www.climatemps.com

Bangkok, Thailand - Climate & Temperature - Click picture for full size
Pictures from www.climatemps.com



References/Resources

Thai National Parks - About the National Parks in Thailand A very good web page - Do you know that there are still wild tigers, elephants, leopards, tapirs, gaurs, bears and many monkey species in many tropical rainforests across Thailand? Do you also know that around 10% of all marine species in the world can be found in Thailand? And the fact that Thailand is the best bird-watching destination in mainland Asia?

National parks are protected areas of land because they have unspoilt landscapes and a diverse number of native plants and animals. There are 127 national parks in Thailand, of them 22 marine national parks. These parks offers a diverse range of flora and fauna, home to important population of endangered species.
So now it will be easy to find out if there are any National Park close to you.

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) - The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) is one of the oldest Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST)organisations conserving birds and nature in Thailand and is the country partner of BirdLife International. BCST's role to the local community is to spread awareness about urban birds and reconnect people back to nature.

The Logo
Dated back to 1986 when BCST was then a loosely-formed “Bangkok Birdwatching Club”, the Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis), or “Nok Gang Ken Baan” in Thai, has been chosen to represent the organisation.

There are two sites covering Thailand and I have used them many times. These two web pages are actually everything you need for your birding adventures in Thailand. All the information you need about all the birding spots. Click on the map and then select your spot and you will have maps and everything you need to know about the areas. They have put a lot of jobs in to their web pages, North Thailand Birding and thaibirding.com A must to visit before you go bird watching in Thailand.

www.norththailandbirding.com - A one stop only for all your birding in Thailand

thaibirding.com - Nick Upton's one stop only for all your birding in Thailand.

Use both www.thaibirding.com and www.norththailandbirding.com and you have a winner. Some of the maps on www.norththailandbirding.com are way better than Nick Upton´s, while some of Nick's maps are much more detailed. So I have found that if I use both the web pages for information, well, nothing else needed.

PBase/Peter Ericson - Peter Ericson, a guy I thought was from USA because of his family name. I met him at Lat Krabang Paddies in May 2020 and turned out that he was Swedish. Anyway, I have used his excellent page PBase since 2016 as help to ID birds by the help from his beautiful bird pictures.

Here you can also find information about birding tours.

He is also having a Blog - Thaibirds and more with interesting information.

Bangkok City Birding - A lot of interesting birding stories and information on this bird watching blog by David Gandy. Bangkok-based patch-worker in Suan Rot Fai, a large park close to the city's famous weekend market. He have recorded 150 species on his patch since 2008. As one of the only big green spaces in the city, “SRF” acts as a real magnet for migrants during spring and autumn, and holds a healthy selection of "sibes" during the winter months.


ebird - Find birding hotspots with bird checklists from all over the world

Avibase - is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 25 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information for 12,000 regions, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages


www.oiseaux.net This web page is also excellent for identifying birds. There is information and range maps for many many birds from all over the world. This page is almost guaranteed to give you any answer you have about any bird in the world.

Cloudbirders - Read birding trip reports from all over the world

Fatbirder - Linking birders worldwide... Wildlife Travellers see their sister site: WAND


Fatbirder is a fantastic web page with information from, I think every country in the world. My first stop when I plan for my bird watching trips. There is information about locations and guides, well, pretty much everything you need to know. Sometimes this is the only place I need to visit to plan my trip.

BirdingPal - find a birding Guide around the world

BirdingPal


And the web page you cannot live without. I have been around the world looking for birds. I usually have a Guide, but sometimes it is not possible to find a Guide. So, well, I have lost count on how many times I have had help to ID birds at BirdForum. Joining this forum have been very very good for my bird watching experience.

www.birdforum.net

ClimaTemps.com is the place to learn about the worlds climates with more than 4000 locations documented. Each aspect of the climate is represented using colour enhanced tables and professional graphs so that data can easily be compared by switching between locations in different tabs in your browser.

“A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson”


A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson

A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson. New edition updated with 76 species since previous edition “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig” Nick Upton at www.thaibirding.com wrote “This quite excellent book is packed full of quality illustrations and written information on 1251 species recorded in Southeast Asia”

I bought this book for bird watching in Thailand, but it goes for all over SE Asia

I have been very happy with the “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson” But I had a fire in my condo 2019 and I needed to buy a new book. I was looking for the “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand and South East Asia by Craig Robson” as I liked the book. But this book is not available anymore so I had to buy the “A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand” by Craig Robson.

What a disappointment this was, using the pictures in the book didn't helped to ID any birds.

“Birds of Thailand” by Uthai Treesuconand Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij


I met Peter Ericson, a famous bird watcher and he recommended the “Birds of Thailand” by Uthai Treesuconand Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij. I bought the book as soon as the book stores opened after the Wuhan virus. And I am very happy with the book and I have managed to ID some birds using the book.

Birds of Thailand by Uthai Treesuconand Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij

This new field guide will help you identify all 1049 species to have been recorded in the country to date, including the 20 species endemic or near-endemic to Thailand.

-Taxonomy follows the HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.

-Detailed texts covering status, habitat and behaviour, age, sex and geographical variation, voice, and confusion species.

-Almost 2200 illustrations covering all species and distinctive subspecies, birds in flight, males and females, juveniles and non-breeding plumages, where appropriate.

-QR code for each species, linking to the Internet Bird Collection gallery of photos, videos and sounds.

-More than 1025 full-colour range maps for all species other than vagrants.

-Well-marked subspecies groups receive full accounts, and the distributions of subspecies breeding in the region are clearly mapped.

-Local species name and local conservation status included.


I like the book, but I miss the picture index.


Places to visit


Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park

Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park is located at Bang Kachao. Bang Kachao (Thai: บางกะเจ้า) is an artificial island formed by a bend in the Chao Phraya River and a canal at its western end. It lies south of the Thai capital Bangkok in Phra Pradaeng District of Samut Prakan Province.

The island, covering 16 square kilometres or 12,000 rai has been traditionally agricultural with only a relatively small population.

It is sometimes referred to as the "green lung" of Bangkok". In 2006, Bang Kachao was named "best urban oasis" by Time in its "Best of Asia" series and is frequented by nature lovers and cyclists.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Bang Kachao as captured by the Landsat 8 satellite
By NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Lung of the City
Bang Kachao was voted by Time Asia magazine, Best of Asia edition as “Best Urban Oasis of Asia” in 2006. According to research conducted in 2011 by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization and the Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, green space in Bang Kachao could absorb an average 6,000 tons of carbondioxide annually and produce six million tons of oxygen per day.

There is only one entrance to the park located in the west part of the park. Just walk across the bridge and you will soon discover wide biking/ jogging/ walking tracks. The western part is mostly water, I don't know if I should call it lakes or ponds. This part, well, it is not like a garden but the area looks to be maintained.

But there is scrub under the trees and it is kind of joyful to walk around. (DON'T FORGET MOSQUITO REPELLENT) There are many bridges over the water and a board walk / bridge along one of the ponds.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Map of the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park - Click HERE for bigger map
From http://www.suansri-bangkachao.com

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Entrance to the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The first thing you see after the bridge

The park is like I remembered Suan Rot Fai the first time I was there, no maintenance, not even removing the garbage people threw all over the park. There was a lot of scrub in the park and there was a lot of birds. Today it looks like a garden and, well, at least I imagine me to see a lot less birds. But here, I was pleased to see a lot less garbage than when I was here last time, it is like wilderness. Trees falling in to the water and not removed etc. and there was a lot of birds.

I really don't hope they get a 100 million budget to “upgrade” the park. Using 50 million to make lawns and the remaining 50 million, yes, well, we know where these will end up.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
East part of the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Board walk over the lake

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Board walk over the lake

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
There is a second board walk in the NW corner of the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
There are some Gazebos in the eastern part

Gazebo

noun (PL. -os or -oes) a small building, especially one in the garden of a house, that gives a wide view of the surrounding area.

There are not many benches to sit and relax in the eastern part of the park. There is a few Gazebos in the eastern part of the park where you can take cover from the rain. And if you come here in the middle of the week, weekends are full, you might be lucky and find yourself in one of the Gazebos. Then you can look out for birds in the vegetation.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
The park turns more wild

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walk path out in to the unknown wilderness

When you reach about middle of the park it turns wilder. You find small walk paths taking you out in the forest. Thanks to one of these I found 2 Stork-billed Kingfishers and 11 Pink-necked Green-Pigeons. The only problem is that I have to make noise enough to scare away the snakes but not enough to scare the birds.

Eastern part of the park is almost only wilderness. Following the main track and you are soon passing a look out platform overlooking one of the small ponds in the forest. Last time I was here it was no problem to see the platform but now (summer 2020) it was almost over grown.

Last time it was open and inviting but now it was more of an adventure to get on the platform. But I doubt that I will get on the platform again, did not look all that sturdy.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
To the platform

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Look out from the platform

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Bird watching tower close to the platform

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Walk path out in to the unknown wilderness

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Paved track in the east part of the park

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Dirt track through the Evergreen Forest

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Dirt track through the Evergreen Forest

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Small tracks to explore the forest

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Board walk and platform in the mangrove area

The eastern part only have one paved track going past the bird watching tower. The paved track ends at the mangrove area in the NE corner of the park and you have to continue on a walk path. If you continue on the walk path you will walk along the southern border and the Lowland Evergreen Forest until you are back on the paved track just west of the bird watching tower

Here you can find other walk paths to get “off road” to look for birds.

Download thaibirding.com´s Checklist for Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park in Word Format HERE This checklist for Sri Nakorn Kuen Khan park is by no means complete and is not to be mistaken for the official checklist maintained by the national recorders - it is only meant as a guide for visiting birdwatchers.

More information about Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park can be found at thaibirding.com

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Refreshments

There are one or two places inside the park that sell refreshments. Outside the gate you will find plenty. Bring a bottle of water with you as it can be very hot. In the western more garden like area you find benches to sit down and rest, but out in the wild along the unpaved tracks there is nothing.

Bird checklist

I never use any bird lists, but since I try to make it in to Cloudbirders. A very helpful site when planning your birding trips. But they ask for a bird checklist, and if I use their service, of course I want to contribute as well. My two first bird watching trip reports was rejected by Cloudbirders.

So I started to take ideas from the reports I found on Cloudbirders. So I have started to use bird lists, eBird generate one for me and I can post it on Cloudbirders. I will post my birds on eBird and on my different “BIRDS THAT I HAVE OBSERVED” pages.

Full Thai list updated to the taxonomy, nomenclature and sequence of the IOU/IOC World Bird List. The complete checklist, including Thai names and synonyms, can be downloaded in Excel format - Thailand Bird Checklist. - Version 8.2 (2018) - found at www.norththailandbirding.com

Check lists can come in handy to find out the local name of the bird etc. And Avibase have a list with pictures and sounds, excellent!

So I will post bird checklists here and if my Guides provide me with checklists I will also post them here.

Cloudbirders


Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

Bangkok Metropolis bird checklist from Avibase, click HERE - eBird version 2018 taxonomy

Avibase is providing you with bird checklists from all over the world. And I´m impressed by their web page. Select country and area and you get the bird checklist. Like the PDF files I got from Avibase on the links above. You also get the checklist with pictures and sounds.

The best part is that you get the local names of the birds and the online checklist gives the names in English plus the language you have selected. But it seems like the PDF cannot handle some alphabet.

For example the Japanese language so it is blank in the PDF checklist. But it worked excellent with Swedish. But you get them in the local language on the online version.


Bird list

I only list birds I have got on picture on my list of OBSERVED BIRDS. But since I started using eBird I have changed a bit. I list all the birds on the eBird checklist. See the DAY TO DAY report in the itinerary below.

And you can visit my list of “Birds I have seen in Thailand” ONLY BIRDS I HAVE ON PICTURE.

Trip Report

Saturday 15 August 2020 and a quick lunch and shower when I was back home from the gym. I booked a LINE taxi and we were soon on the way towards the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park and I started my eBird app at 14:09.

There were a lot of birds in the park but as they were high up in the trees it was impossible for me to ID them. There was also a lot of bird song I had never heard before. But no pictures so I could not ID the birds. It was dark on top of all this as it was overcast with a black sky and an annoying drizzle.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Common Myna

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Common Myna

I find a place to sit down and I am soon discovering two Common Mynas in the tree above me. I continue and I get off the track and I end up in the forest. Walking along and for the second time today I hear birds just 2 meter above me. Yet another group of Pink-necked Pigeons sitting in the tree above me and I flush them as I cannot see them.

Impossible to see the green bird in the foliage and they take off. Landing in a tree across the water and I take my camera to see if I can get any pictures. The pigeons are a wee bit too far away for any good pictures. I looked at the birds through the camera when I discovered that one of the birds was a Stork-billed Kingfisher.

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok

Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา

Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา
Stork-billed Kingfisher / นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา

Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา
Stork-billed Kingfisher / นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา

Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา
Stork-billed Kingfisher / นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา

Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา
Stork-billed Kingfisher / นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา


Listen to the Stork-billed Kingfisher

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H% Handy Recorder. High Pass Filter with Audacity applied

Bangkok's Green lung - I walk in the bushes and for the second time I flush Pink-necked Green-pigeons from the tree sitting 2 meter above me. Impossible to see in the foliage. I ID the birds when they land in a tree across the canal.

Second time and I try to take pictures and I discover one Stork-billed Kingfisher among the pigeons.

Sitting in a tree making this noise I have never heard before. So not sure it was the Kingfisher. The bird dive with a final sound. From behind me another is coming and landing and make the same noise maybe the other bird I could hear very weak when the one in the tree make the noise.

On the picture it looks like the Stork-billed Kingfisher is making the sound

Learned that this sound is the Stork-billed Kingfishers song


www.xeno-canto.org

I was a wee bit disappointed to discover that there was only one entrance / exit at the park. I bought a bottle of water and I started to walk towards the boat pier. There is a lot of birds in the area that I can enjoy while walking. But the big surprise was to spot yet another Stork-billed Kingfisher at the boat pier.

When I came plunging down the road the Kingfisher was obviously startled and dove down from the tree. This is how I discovered the bird. The bird landed in a coconut palm too far away for any good pictures.

Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา
Stork-billed Kingfisher / นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา

Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา
Stork-billed Kingfisher / นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา

Bird watching at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Bangkok
Today's track at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park

eBird

eBird Report


Bang Kachao--Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, Samut Prakan, TH Aug 15, 2020 14:09 - 16:58
Protocol: Traveling
4.54 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: Gloom and Grey for long as you could see. Drizzle on top of that so really not any good lighting condition for pictures.

Many birds in the park but they moved around so no pictures and I could not ID most of the birds. A fantastic park, maybe the last park in Bangkok as the rest of the parks have been made in to gardens.

13 species (+1 other taxa)

Spotted Dove 3
Zebra Dove 5
Pink-necked Green-Pigeon 11
Asian Koel 2
Plaintive Cuckoo 1 Heard only
Stork-billed Kingfisher 3 Bangkok's Green lung - I walk in the bushes and for the second time I flush Pink-necked Green-pigeons from the tree sitting 2 meter above me. Impossible to see in the foliage. I ID the birds when they land in a tree across the canal.

Second time and I try to take pictures and I discover one Stork-billed Kingfisher among the pigeons.

Sitting in a tree making this noise I have never heard before. So not sure it was the Kingfisher. The bird dive with a final sound. From behind me another is coming and landing and make the same noise maybe the other bird I could hear very weak when the one in the tree make the noise.

On the picture it looks like the Stork-billed Kingfisher is making the sound

https://www.xeno-canto.org/582602 I have now learned that this is the Kingfishers song

Ashy Woodswallow 1
Malaysian Pied-Fantail 3
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 2
Large-billed Crow 35 Most of them seen in a water puddle on the lawn where they were drinking and bathing
Pacific Swallow (Pacific) 5 Put them down at Pacific / Barn swallow. But before I left I got a picture and there is no long streamers on the tail and the colour under the ear was for Pacific
Common Myna 11
Oriental Magpie-Robin 5
sunbird sp. 2 Too high up in the tree tops for proper ID

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72421029

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

Walking for 5 km, good for my diet. I was tired when I was back home so it was no problem to fall asleep. Good, my alarm is set to go off at 4 tomorrow morning. My taxi driver will come to pick me up at 6 o'clock and I will explore a few eBird hotspots in Samut Sakhon west of Bangkok.

So click HERE to find out a little about some of the NEVER VISITED before eBird hotspots in Samut Sakhon.

Bird watching trip report



       
                  
OK, it has come to my knowledge that we have senior citizens visiting my web page. How hard can it be? So it's not very easy for them to see the blue coloured links to the next page.
Jiffy (also jiff)

noun [in SING.] informal a moment: we'll be back in a jiffy.

ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

So as you understand, in a jiff pretty much depends on your internet.
So I put a “Next” button here and I hope that there isn't any problem to understand how to use that one. So just CLICK the “Next” button on your left hand side and you will be on the next page in a jiff!

Marunong ka mag-tagalog? Walang problema! Magpunta sa kabilang pahina pindutin ang “NEXT” button sa itaas

Faites vous parlez le français? Pas de problème! Pour arriver à la page suivante faites s'il vous plaît un déclic le bouton “Next” ci-dessus!

Haga usted dice el español? No hay problema! Ver la siguiente página sólo hacer clic el botón “Next” encima!

Farla parla l'italiano? Non problemi! Per vedere la prossima pagina lo scatto per favore giusto Il bottone “Next” sopra

Sprechen sie Deutsch! Kein problem! Wenn Sie die folgende Seite sehen wollen gerade klicken der Knopf “Next” oben!

คุณพูดภาษาไทยได้ไหม ไม่มีปัญหา ถ้าคุณต้องการไปหน้าถัดไป ให้กดปุ่ม “Next” ข้างบนนี้

Вы говорите по-русски? Просто нажмите синюю кнопку "Next" с левой стороны и Вы моментально переместитесь на следующую страницу!

E ni Svenskar och inte förstår Engelska så ska ni skämmas. J och Björn, med det menar jag inte att alla mina stavfel ska ältas varje gång vi träffas.

Flag of Skåne / Skånska flaggan Well, the flag of Skåne, just a BONUS flag.


                                       

BirdforumTV

You are visitor no.
To www.aladdin.st since December 2005

Visitors from different countries since 26th of September 2011



Send me an e-mail My web page directory