It was a long month and for the first time in a while, I can attest to this fact: October was a busy month for birds!
A guest article from Mrs. Chantelle Voss touches on bird feeders and how to attract birds to one's garden.
With hundreds queued up in government hospitals afflicted with illnesses related to exposure to the elements, the cold conditions have also created a less-than-favorable situation for birds, especially those on migration.
The Bangkok Post ran an article about the Chumporn Raptor Festival the other day, with excellent photos attached.
Rain, rain and more rain made the day look unpromising, but we still managed to see 43 birds including a juvenile Rosy Starling.
A rare bird showed up in southeastern Thailand and Peter Ericsson was out there ready to create some art out of the opportunity.
A hair-raising boat trip to Phi Phi island in the middle of the rainy season was a bit of risk, but at least some quality birds were seen to make up for the frightful experience.
A few hours of birding on a cloudy morning at two separate sites in Phuket racks up a total of 62 species seen, all before lunch!