Khao YoiWith the school hols here again a trip out to please all was needed. So on Monday a drive down to Kao Yoi with some pointers from Gerry Brett produced some nice pics.. Got a bit lost at first but soon found most of the recommended places to check out. We were really surprised with the amount of kingfishers , Collared, Black Capped and White Throated seemed to be around every turn we took. But no Stork Billed..Plenty of Green and Blue Tailed Bee-Eaters and Raptors everywhere too. Not really sure where we were but some nice Purple Herons and Painted Storks were about in the ponds. Think my highlight of the morning had to be the Brahminy Kite right above me....
|Black Shouldered Kite|
Well we arrived after a six hour drive (usually takes one and half), checked into the usual place ...Bom and Dia's Field and First.. I would recommend this place to any one, especially those with a family... nice rooms , clean , swimming pool, WIFI and cheap (700bt). The staff are really helpful and friendly but sadly no food, but that doesn't bother me !! Jas loved the pool as usual and the afternoon and evening turned up a few more pics for me ... An Asian Paradise Flycatcher spend most of the afternoon outside my room but I still didn't seem to get a pic I was happy with... Think the wife got better ones!!!! In the evenings there were plenty of other weird creatures about (discounting the Beach Road!!).. Tuesday at the Kings Palace gardens were weird fish and crabs to be seen!!!!
|Asian Paradise Flycatcher|
Khao Yoi Again !!
Wednesday morning....... Bucketing down with rain.. Was hoping to drive home via Huay Mai Teng Reservoir in Ratchaburi to hopefully get a Pied KF. Opted to take the trip back through the fields to Rama 2. Plenty of rain but still plenty of kingfishers everywhere... Collared , Common, Black Capped and two Stork Bills although they looked pretty shabby in the rain.. Managed to get one shot of a distant Grey Heron and a few terns (of which I am unsure of) before reaching Rama 2 and off home.... Oh and one lucky shot of FIVE in a bush (what's that saying??)...Ayuattaya tomorrow...still got to get the Pied!!!!!!!!
|Black Capped Kingfisher|
|Stork Billed Kingfisher|
Thanks again to Gerry!!!!!!!!!!