Si Phan Don – 4,000 Islands, Laos.
Don Det is one of the 4000 Islands in the south of Laos, just before the Mekong River flows into Cambodia. I followed the road through the center of the island past all the rice fields. Luckily there were a fair few trees spread around and there were some birds.
It looks like there are quite a few different House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in this photo. The one on top is male and the lower left is female. I think the one on the far right could be a juvenile male.
Here is a Black-collared Starling (Gracupica nigrocollis) at the nest. She would fly out to the rice field, pick up a worm, fly to a lower branch, then another branch and finally hop into the nest.
The Asian Koel had probably parasitised the Black-collared Starling nest, seeing that the starling was feeding something or other.
In the afternoon, I cycled over to Don Khone and had a look along the old railway track. I did not see anything except this Indian Roller on the overhead wire.
Bird List Don Det
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Common Myna (Acidotheres Tristis)
Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)
White-vented Myna (Acidotheres grandis)
Black-collared Starling (Gracupica nigrocollis)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)
Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)