It was really hot today, after finding a Serpent Eagle just right in front of us and as I was about to take shots, it took off, flying just above us, we got so excited. We walked through tall grass to make a shortcut finding the path that circles the park; we hoped for more. We found two Ospreys, we were sure then that there was something great to show up. Well, we thought it was just a Grey Heron at first, and as it circled above us, it was a fantastic delight. Lesser Adjutant! We don’t have to go to Cambodia! After indulging ourselves with the binoculars and taking as many photographs as we could, we walked further more, it was blistering hot, but our hopes are high and we have been recharged by the thought of finding more. Yes! Eight more flying above us, but who knows if how many more are there today.
This VULNERABLE species can make a strong come back if habitat destinations during the migration season are ready to receive them as they are protected and properly taken cared of. Humans must understand bird migration and with all of the knowledge and information we could apply to work together for the Lesser Adjutant’s survival.
Bang Phra Non-hunting Area, Chonburi, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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