Bangpu Recreation Center has always been a birding darling for seabirds and mangrove forest birds, raptors. The successful mangrove reforestation program has been bringing the birds back and especially seasonal migrants to Thailand. One can never go zero when birding in Bangpu. What is great is, you have paved pathways, restaurants, snack bars, forest rangers and sometimes Thai Royalties visit the place just like yesterday.

Watching this Great Egret yesterday was fun. As soon as it caught this big fish, another Egret chased it around to take away its food. It flew around, stood its ground, and fought for its food. Classic survival of the fittest. I would rather take the photograph of this bird at this time of the day or early morning because its white feathers reflect hazardous light and when taken in by the sensor this information translates overexposure. Well, we can do as much when we are at the mercy of natural conditions presented by the wild.

Bangpu Recreation Center, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR


Little Egret

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