Oriental Magpie-Robins are known in Thai as nok gaan kheen (in Thai นกกางเขน). That translates as “Cross Birds”. Nothing to do with a prototypic “Angry Bird”, but something to do with the cross symbol.

Yesterday evening the parents went into overdrive bringing insects back to the nest. I figured out that there must by now be a few more hatchlings. This morning I took another snap. So far three out of four eggs have hatched.

Three new-born Oriental Magpie-Robins in the nest

Three new-born Oriental Magpie-Robins in the nest

One more to go.

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