onsdagen den 14:e mars 2012
Ooops, seems like an awful long since I've busy on this site. However, me and my wife went to Thailand for a couple of weeks. We visited my mother-in-law and her husband and experienced some exciting birdwatching in their lovely garden. As the Common Myna for instance. The Common Myna is a very sociable bird, thriving living close to humans. But there were other Mynas as well, the Crested Myna, black birds with a funny set of feathers above their beak. The different Mynas have one thing in common; white spots on their wings which makes their flight look very figurative.
As our hosts lives in the countryside there are lots of White Egrets and they have their special habits during the different phases of the days. They arrive early in the morning, closely following the cows and in the evening they add up in large flocks and leave in a specific direction, for their favorite night spot. Seemingly that is somewhere in a marshland close to the sea, in this case close to Rayong, near the Bay of Thailand.
The prettiest bird on our trip was those nice little doves called Ground Doves. This variety is called the Zebra Dove and is rather tiny, just slightly bigger than a common sparrow.
And the best of all; at the airport my wife succeed in finding my longed for Field Guide of South-East Asian Birds by Craig Robson. Or as David Attenborough would have put it: Absolutely fantastic!