Adult Black-tailed Gull at Bangu Resort
I was in Bangkok and this morning I got a taxi to Bangpu Promenade where a number of species of gull have been seen in the last week including Great Black-headed Gull. Walking up the promenade and there are large numbers of Brown-headed Gull being fed by folks. It didn't take long to spot a Black-headed Gull followed by another and another! With half and hour I had seen up to 10+Black-headed Gull in with the 600+Brown-headed Gull! Is this usual to have these numbers? I know there are Slender-billed Gull to be seen and I managed to find 3 birds. I was almost giving hope on any of the larger larus gulls that have been recorded here when on one of the many post just west ofd the promenade was a cracking adult Black-tailed Gull. It was distant until it flew closer to land on the mud on the falling tide with the other gulls and ever increasing Black-tailed Godwit with some 250+birds.
Altogether I had a total of 4 Slender-billed Gull including a 1st winter on the nearby reserve
Star of the show was this adult black-tailed Gull
Above are 8 of the 10+Black-headed Gull I had on the Promenade. I have no idea if this is a high count here.
2 Brown-headed Gull with a Black-headed Gull on the right
There wre 100s and 100s of Whiskered Tern
Javan Pond heron
At least 250 black-tailed Godwit
Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo
These are some of the species I spotted while driving around on the scooter in the last few days before returning to Bangkok
Male Bay-backed Sparrow
Adult Purple Heron
Female Cotton Pygmy Goose and Garganey
Male Cotton Pygmy Goose
Cotton Pygmy Geese
Spotted a small pool next to the highway and there were 16 Cotton Pygmy Geese, 6 Garganey, 2 Little Grebe and the bottom two pics, 2 female Pheasant-tailed Jacana
I'm on my scooter and come across this habitant next to the road and have a scan. It was covered in Long-toed Stint! Good numbers of Wood Sandpiper, Pacific Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, Kentish Plover and Redshank. There were also Caspian and 100s of Whiskered Tern, 2 Grey-headed Lapwing and 6 Sacred Ibis.
I had 2 White-winged Black Tern
More pics of the White-faced Plover I saw at Leam Bia Pak Sandspit a few days ago