Birds of Bangkok

I have seen a few Asian openbill storks (Anastomus oscitans) flying around near my home in Bangkok and have often wondered where they go. As I sat waiting for a bus one day, I noticed one of these huge birds sitting on a branch of a nearby palm tree. Naturally, I got excited and took a couple of photos. When I looked behind me I spotted at least 50 of them in amongst the water hyacinths. Talk about lack of observation! At least I found their watering hole.

Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans), Bangkok

Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans)

Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans), Bangkok

Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans). Can you see them?

 

Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans), Bangkok

Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans)