Sunday, January 10, 2016

Black-headed and Slender-billed Gull

With several hours to spare before picking friends up from the airport at Bangkok, I decided to visit Bangpoo on the Northern edge of the gulf of Thailand, from the pier here there are always large numbers of Brown-headed Gull, among which there are usually some scarcer gulls  and over the years many very rare ones. It did not take long to find at least 3 Black-headed Gull and 2 Slender-billed Gull among around a thousand Brown-headed Gull. 

Brown-headed Gulls
Black-tailed Godwit
From the nearby hide overlooking a lagoon, there were at least 2250 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Pacific Golden Plover and small numbers of Spotted and Common Redshank, Greenshank and Wood Sandpiper, also present were five Painted Stork.    

Bryde's Whale Bangpoo

1 comment:

  1. Seems like a great way to wile away a few hours. I have spent but two shorts days in Thailand, but would love to return some day.