A nice little day trip at the weekend to Lat Krabang and Bang-Pu with birding friend Phillip. We arrived just before first light to the dropped ping pong ball sound of an Indian Nightjar. This is a very distinct sound that I have heard here many times before, but somehow have always omitted from my ebird list.
We set up a double hide and waited for the first birds to appear. The first to show was a Bluethroat, closely followed by a Ruddy-Breasted Crake. After an hour or so of shooting Rubythroats, Yellow-Breasted Buntings and Warblers we decided to call it a day in the hide and take a look around the rest of the area before heading off to Bang Pu. My count for Lat Krabang for the morning was not too shabby with 58 species recorded.
We headed off to Bang Pu to find the Freckle-Breasted Woodpecker that had been showing well recently for pictures. On arrival we checked notes on the location and soon we were back in the hide staring at a dead tree trunk. It soon turned up, posing for a few minutes before disappearing back into the brush. We had plenty of shots between us and the heat was now stifling, so we decided to call it a day and head back to Bangkok. A Black-Kite gliding pretty low above us was the last recording for the area.
Great to go birding with Phil, a sound birder and great photographer.