Saturday, April 28, 2012

Here's looking at you kid

The Hatchlings

April being at the tail-end of Spring, it was with a bit of good fortune that I chanced upon two hatchlings - one in the Pak Chong Park, and the other at the Lumthakhong Dam, a haven for water birds. 

This cute baby is the Asian Barred Owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides). It is the size of a shot putt ball and was last seen perching quietly and stilly on a dead branch in the Pak Chong Park:

The second baby I saw was busy having breakfast alone in the shallows of the reservoir at the Lumthakhong Dam; it's a Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus):

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