South Thailand Birding.
Yesterday afternoon I was able to get out and go for a walk between rain showers. I headed off towards the Krabi river-mouth and ended up at Thara Park. I spotted a few Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) on the soccer field but they were too far away for decent shots. Once I approached them, they would just fly away from me. doh!
I took a photo of this Striated Swallow (Cecropis striolata) on the wires going over the road near the park. I also took some really bad photos of a Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica), none of which are any good. He kept hopping behind branches and would not let me get a clear shot.
On the way back, a big black rain cloud came over and it bucketed down, catching all the long-tail ferries out in the pouring rain, taking their passengers over to the island.
This morning I jumped on a songthae, which is like a bemo in Indonesia, and stopped at Ao Nang, further north up the coast.
It is heaps more expensive here than Krabi. Almost double the price for nearly everything, even food. I will probably only stay here a night. I think one of the above islands is the James Bond island. Not sure which movie.
There are heaps of what I think are called Karsts sticking up from the surrounding countryside. I am pretty sure they are limestone.
This is what all the tourists come for. I do not have the heart to tell them the beaches at home are heaps better.
This is the view from my hotel room. It cost me a whole $10 a night! This is looking eastwards, away from the coast.
This afternoon I went birding to see what I could find. I did not see much at all and it was very ordinary to say the least. All I got to see was this female Brown-throated Sunbird behind the massage village and some type of bulbul which I cannot identify.
Birds List for Krabi and Aonang
Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus)
Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Striated Swallow (Cecropis striolata)
female Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)
South Thailand Birding Resources