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Re: Birds of Thailand

Post by PeteC » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:15 pm

I haven't visited this thread in a long time. Reason is probably that we see few birds anymore. Perhaps they are also eating plastic? :( Honestly, all bird species that used to be here along the Rayong coast when we moved into our house in late 2006, aren't here any longer.The egrets migrate in during the winter months, but year after year their count is lower. My daughter and I actually have been counting them for years on her way to school each morning, and this past winter season instead of seeing 15-18 each morning, we were lucky to see 8-9. The common and crested Mynas have also declined in numbers. Totally forget about any unknown colourful species that we used to see.

All very sad, and regardless of what the officials say and you read in the newspapers, this country is a mess environmentally. If they can't fix their own house for their human population, there is no hope at all for wildlife in the long term.

Those who like birds, record what you see and how many, then see what the numbers are 12 months later. I'm afraid the news won't be good, at least in the coastal areas where we live. :cry: Pete
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Re: Birds of Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:38 pm

All I can say is that we are inundated with birds nests - dozens in our garden and they do make a mess so I’m forever clearing them out after they have been used.

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Post by migrant » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 am

We seem to have plenty of the type that make loud calls in the middle of the night. Also a lot of 3am chickens, do they count??
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Re: Birds of Thailand

Post by PeteC » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:19 am

migrant wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 am
We seem to have plenty of the type that make loud calls in the middle of the night. Also a lot of 3am chickens, do they count??
I think you're in a relatively remote area with not much development, and no industry to speak of. Enjoy it while you can! :D My biggest problem is not pollution and industry, but loss of habitat due to all the house, office and highway building going on over the past several years. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Birds of Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:42 am

I must say, we are fairly central in Hua Hin, yet we have quite a variety of different birds visit. Mind you, we have a big piece of jungle across the road, so I guess we have, in effect, an urban nature reserve.
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Post by migrant » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:56 am

PeteC wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:19 am
migrant wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 am
We seem to have plenty of the type that make loud calls in the middle of the night. Also a lot of 3am chickens, do they count??
I think you're in a relatively remote area with not much development, and no industry to speak of. Enjoy it while you can! :D My biggest problem is not pollution and industry, but loss of habitat due to all the house, office and highway building going on over the past several years. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Birds of Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm

I’ve been trying to get a decent photo of some birds in our garden for the past few days and this is about the best I have managed because as soon as I get close, one or both fly off. What it is is the “mother” bird which is a Minah feeding its “baby” which as you can see is 2-3 times it’s size - same principle as a cuckoo in the UK, where the cuckoo mother deposits her eggs in the nest of another bird and the “donor” mother raises the chick(s). Not 100% sure what the baby bird is but looks like a Nokabud Dadaeng? It’s about the same size as a crow and dark brown in color.

I assume this is a common practice?
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Re: Birds of Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:34 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm
I’ve been trying to get a decent photo of some birds in our garden for the past few days and this is about the best I have managed because as soon as I get close, one or both fly off. What it is is the “mother” bird which is a Minah feeding its “baby” which as you can see is 2-3 times it’s size - same principle as a cuckoo in the UK, where the cuckoo mother deposits her eggs in the nest of another bird and the “donor” mother raises the chick(s). Not 100% sure what the baby bird is but looks like a Nokabud Dadaeng? It’s about the same size as a crow and dark brown in color.

I assume this is a common practice?8BF59DAC-367C-4739-B711-1253889C6FFB.jpeg
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Re: Birds of Thailand

Post by HHTel » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:44 pm

I've been in HH for 16 years and we certainly get a lot less birds than we used to. A strange one, but we used to get dozens of sparrows which used to feed off a seed tray. They have vanished completely. My all time favourites are a couple of Hoopoes that come to forage daily. They are beautiful birds. I often play (loud) their call from my sound box. It's funny to see their reaction.
One thing that we've finally got rid of are pigeons which I'm very happy about.

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