Birdwatching under a fruiting tree is easily the best way to enjoy birding without having to put in the hard work of locating the birds. The campground in Krung Ching is blessed with a number of fruit-bearing trees and when they are in season, the pickings are often sweeter than the fruits themselves!
This collection of photographs were taken in May of 2015.
Male (L) and female (R) Thick billed Pigeons are among the most regular visitors to any fruiting tree in the forest.
This male Red throated Barbet eyes the photographer whilst giving us a good look at the fabulous palette of colors on his head.
Spectacled Bulbuls are frugivores which also frequent fruiting trees.
Refreshed after a midday cuddle, these Thick billed Pigeons are ready to grab a bite to eat.
After feeding, the barbets will often sit quietly in the tree and let the dinner digest a little.
Another male Red Throated Barbet comes in to check the inventory.
-You can see why it’s called a Red throated Barbet – You can’t miss it!
Gold Whiskered Barbets are larger than the Red throated and Blue eared Barbets and tend to feed at a more leisurely pace.
Fruiting trees make light work for a busy dad.
The Crimson Breasted Flowerpecker is one of the smallest visitors to join the buffet at the fruiting tree.