Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bird Watching Isn't For Dweebs Anymore

(PICTURE: My bird watching outfit.)

Hannah and I had read that Kaeng Krachan National Park was the best spot in Thailand for bird watching. Naturally we immediately thought, "Bird watching is lame." Well, it didn't take us long to get into it. Or should I say, it didn't take me long to get into it:

(PICTURE: These telescopes were awesome. You got so close to the birds it looked like the opens credits to Twin Peaks.)

(PICTURE: Me with my kindred spirits.)

(PICTURE: Identifying birds in the book.)

There were tons of cool birds but by far the coolest was a gigantic bird called the hornbill something. You could hear the bird coming from like a mile away with its gigantic flapping wings. It sounded like a helicopter. I'm pretty sure it is a direct descendant of the terradactyl.