The Sunbirds are one of the most beautiful birds to me and Arpha and yet as we have seen a lot of them, to take a good photograph, is something that we have to work hard with. The common Sunbirds that we find at the city parks are already beautiful, again, they could be a problem since they move a lot and you just have to be ready all the time because it will only be a moment in which you have the chance to fire your shutter. No need to worry though, there are a lot of these moments so you just have to repeat and find them again.
We have visited the Kaengkratchan National Park two weeks in a row and I already had a lot of shots taken of this bird, they were good and bad, and we can’t just be contented. Driving up to Phanoen Thong last Monday, December 12, 2016, gave us another opportunity to find them and take as much better photographs than last time. The only setback this time, there were too many people up the mountain and you wouldn’t believe the noise they were making. For what it’s worth, everybody spent time and effort to get up there to enjoy nature and yet these people can’t seem to respect nature, taking with them human behavior where animals are living. We humans need to adjust and give the animals space and serenity as we invade their privacy.
From the view point, I drove down to where the second u-turn area is located and I parked there. I started walking down the sloped dirt road followed by Harry and Neth Miller; Arpha followed later. I already had some birds in the camera and yet as we climbed up to where our truck was, We all stopped at an area in which we heard the typical Sunbird chirps. Surely the Crimson Sunbird again. The best thing about this bird is that, it gave us all the chances to enjoy its red and other colours and the beautiful chirps it made. Another joy of birding experienced and to be remembered.
Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 30, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR