Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok

Tuesday 29th of November 2016 and we left Sukhumvit Soi 23 behind just after 6 o'clock in the morning. I was in the back enjoying a bottle of Pepsi MAX and I was looking forward to some birding at Moo Ban Pramong.

I had prepared a birding map for Moo Ban Pramong and I will update it when I come back here a second time. I will have to be home around lunch as they will bring back my curtains that have Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stbeen away for cleaning.
And I will go for a MRI scanning of my knee tonight, so it will only be a quick look for spoonbills and Kingfishers today. So come back here to www.aladdin.st in January and I will have up dated the map with more information.

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We drove past Krua Baan Pramong but I didn't see any of the Collared Kingfishers. We continued to the end of the road and we turned around driving back up past the Krua Baan Pramong. We continued to drive along the road towards the Dolphin Viewing Point. We had water filled fields with Egrets and Little Cormorants on our left hand side.

On the right hand side we had buildings between the road and the creek. On this side I saw so many Kingfishers that I had never seen before.

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Leaving Bangkok behind

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Leaving Bangkok behind

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
A Little Cormorant on the field outside Krua Ban Pramong

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
We come to the end of the road just south of Krua Ban Pramong and we turn around

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Fishing

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Fishing

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Collared Kingfisher

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Little Cormorant

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Little Cormorant

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Common Kingfisher

Little cormorant, Microcarbo niger, นกกาน้ำเล็ก
Little cormorant - นกกาน้ำเล็ก

Little cormorant, Microcarbo niger, นกกาน้ำเล็ก
Little cormorant - นกกาน้ำเล็ก

Little cormorant, Microcarbo niger, นกกาน้ำเล็ก
Little cormorant - นกกาน้ำเล็ก

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-capped Kingfisher

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Pond Heron

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
We stop and I try to come close to a Black-capped Kingfisher

We are driving around in the car and we can come close to the birds. As soon as I try to get out of the car the birds fly away. Great Myna, there are plenty of them. They are also called White-vented Mynas. I have put the bird down as Great Myna.

We had seen many Kingfishers, 3 different kinds. My driver is really a big help. Before he never saw any birds but this time he was spotting birds like never before. Now I only hope to see a Stork-billed Kingfisher and some spoon bill.
Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Great Myna - นกเอี้ยงหงอน

Great Myna, Acridotheres grandis, นกเอี้ยงหงอน
Great Myna - นกเอี้ยงหงอน

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-winged stilt

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-capped Kingfisher

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-capped Kingfisher

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-capped Kingfisher

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-capped Kingfisher

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-capped Kingfisher

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Black-capped Kingfisher

We came down to a national park or something. It was the end of the road. I got out of the car and I walked back and I told the driver to come after me in 20 minutes. Coming down here and we approached a Black-capped Kingfisher. It was the driver that discovered the bird.

We approached slowly and we were very close when we stopped. As soon as we stopped the Black-capped Kingfisher flew away. When he picked me up we drove back and we stopped at a tree, 2 meter away and there was another Black-capped Kingfisher that my driver spotted. I didn't saw the Kingfisher until it flew away.

we crossed the creek and we were drove through some water filled paddies. I was hoping t see some spoon bills here, but I never saw any. Here was a lot of shore birds but they took off as soon as I got out of the car.

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Egrets and Little Cormorants

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Egrets and Little Cormorants

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Shore birds ( I have given up trying to identify the shore birds)

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Shore birds

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Shore birds taking off when I get out of the car

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Dirt track between the paddies

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Dirt track between the paddies

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Dirt track between the paddies

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, นกตีนเทียน
Black-winged Stilt - นกตีนเทียน

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Road to the Mangrove bird watching area

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
End of the road and we have reached the Mangrove bird watching area

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
The mangrove bird watching area and dolphin exhibition

We park the car and we get out on the walking bridge through the mangrove. There is an exhibition about dolphins at the beginning of the walking bridge. But it looked to have been closed for a very long time.

There were watch towers along the walking bridge so we could climb up to have a look around. We never saw any birds in the mangrove and when we were ready here we decided to drive back slowly to Bangkok keeping an eye out for birds on the way.

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Dolphin exhibition

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Dolphin exhibition

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Walking bridge

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Wooden bridge for the Dare Devils - I will not get on this “plank”

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Wooden bridge for the Dare Devils - I will not get on this “plank”

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Mangrove bird watching area

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Mangrove bird watching area

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Mangrove bird watching area

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Mangrove bird watching area

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Mangrove bird watching area

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Leaving the mangrove bird watching area - Road going back to the main road

Little cormorant, Microcarbo niger, นกกาน้ำเล็ก
Little cormorant - นกกาน้ำเล็ก

Time to return to Bangkok and we drove slowly and I kept my eyes out for Kingfishers while we drove along. We rolled by a Black-capped Kingfisher and I told the driver to stop. He was sitting just one meter away from the road side on a wood frame looking for fish. The driver put the taxi in reverse and we rolled back. DARN! The Kingfisher took off just as I was about to take the picture. Well, now I know where to find the, the only disappointment have been the Stork-billed Kingfisher and the Spoonbill. But in January...

We made a few stops on the way to take pictures of Kingfishers, they are everywhere and I will be back in January. We had a pleasant drive to Bangkok and I was back home around 12 and they were waiting for me with the curtains.

Collared Kingfisher, Todiramphus chloris, นกกินเปี้ยว, White-collared kingfisher, Mangrove kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher - นกกินเปี้ยว

Collared Kingfisher, Todiramphus chloris, นกกินเปี้ยว, White-collared kingfisher, Mangrove kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher - นกกินเปี้ยว

Collared Kingfisher, Todiramphus chloris, นกกินเปี้ยว, White-collared kingfisher, Mangrove kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher - นกกินเปี้ยว

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Back in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Back in Bangkok

Birding/ Birdwatching in Moo Ban Pramong, Bangkok
Back in Bangkok

New curtains and I left for the MRI scanning, my appointment was at 7. But as you never know about the traffic here I left at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. I had been at the Doctor yesterday and he booked a time for a MRI scanning at Rachvipa MRI Center

I arrived 20 minutes before 6 and they told me to go kill time at a restaurant, Burger King. For sure not doing my knee any good. I was back in time for my MRI thing. It was more than 9 o'clock when I could finally return home with my pictures. Tomorrow morning, back to see the Doctor at Camillian Hospital at Thong Lor and I will have to bring my pictures.

Rachvipa MRI Center
I'm going in to that small hole

Rachvipa MRI Center
The machine sounded like an old Flash Gordon show

Rachvipa MRI Center
My new friends

Well, I have been home for a week and it had been a busy week, tomorrow I'm off to Calcutta for yet another Indian tiger safari. This promise to be exciting, so you better off clicking HERE to find out if we see any tigers.



                  
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