Thursday, August 13, 2020

Northern Central Coast Selangor IBA MY11 9 August 2020

 It was a trip to get some of my supply so we decided to make our way to some of the coast such as in jugra and so on. This was we can bird and get our house supply together. We didn't get much when i arrived in the jetty so we did a second round after breakfast. It was then when we saw the Black-Crowned Night Heron.

A Pacific Swallow or some people called it House Swallow.

A Purple Heron from a nearby heronry decided to perch nearby too. 

On the way out some House Crow decided to come close to the car.

Anyway we diced to head to another site where we used to get the common kingfisher however there is still no show of this feller as of now. Replacement for it was this Collared Kingfisher.

It was not a bad day with a video opportunity of Brahminy Kite.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Ipoh, Perak Bird Watching 1 August 2020

It was a while ago when we realise that I have yet to took a shot of the Blue Whistling-Thrush and this have been making its way into our discussion when we are trying to decide where to go. So as usual most of our out station trip will include both birding and food. So we headed early to Ipoh in the morning but before we go for the bird we stop for food!!! Anyway apart from food birding was good too and we ended up with over 800 shot by the time we headed home.

Anyway arriving at Ipoh was great as we also plan to meet up our friend. So there you go our first site. It did not take us long before we saw what we need. The Blue Whistling-Thrush.

Next in our list was Java Sparrow. I though I needed improvement in my shot and well this time I got more then I bargain for. 

From there we decided to stop by some other location for birding. This time around we are not let down in this spot as well. We were greeted with 3 kingfisher. The most common one the White-Throated Kingfisher. The other two was the Stork-Billed Kingfisher and...

... one juvenile Blue-Eared Kingfisher

There were definitely good wader around. There were many little ringed plover, long toed stint and some temminck stint. Nevertheless we could not stop just here so I decided to have lunch in one of my raptor spot and look for any new arrival in the area.

Greeted us there was this Red-Wattled Lapwing.

Not long after one male Greater Painter-Snipe was seen moving around in the area. Later 3 female was observed.

How bad can today go when a possible nesting Black-Winged Stilt was observed as well. 

Together with the stilt was this Oriental Practincole. 

There were hardly anytime that we put out binocular to rest. The placed was also filled with Common Moorhen swimming in almost every direction. 
There were many other species observed and spoil with the chances given I ended up more shot then I need. Happy man this trip.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hulu Langat 27 July 2020

Today was more of birding and butterfly trip. We technically end up with more butterfly. Anyway right from the outside we manage to spot this Crested Goshawk. It was also nice distance for a video. In anyway some shot of this bird as in below. Video in link here

Other species observed including Black Naped Monarch, Horsefield Babbler and also Rufous Backed Kingfisher. Soon the places was up with butterfly so we switch gear from Digiscope to butterfly. It was an amazing trip. Do correct my ID on my butterfly if I got it wrong.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

K. Selangor, Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam & Batang Berjuntai (18 July 2020)

Today plan was rather long drive but we did it anyway. Visiting some heronry we are please to see some of the juvenile are doing great. Nevertheless the lesser Cattle Egret also probably marked the ending of their peak season. Probably only a few nest wast left behind. Number of Black Crowned Night Heron are still high. Besides I guess they are more used to human being around. Some are surprisingly close. 

Our excitement we not only on the heronry, the Grey Tit was respecting a nesting hole and female was observed going into the hole presumably end of the nesting season was another great sight for the area. It was approximately 200 meter away from another Grey Tit nest I observed a few years back. Tit are rather unique, at time they have two nesting hole near to each other on the same branch and go to both the hole. Hmph. I will never know why.

Not leaving behind with all this excitement, a pair of House Crow did join us. 

While one of the partner in crime was interested in another place I was more interested with Openbill. We headed to the new another site for looking for Openbill. There we nailed only Oriental Honey Buzzard orientalists subspecies. If this bird is early or overstay I will be only a guess. Anyway. I headed to some other location later on to look for Openbill. Equip with Digiscope only, and at mid day, nothing was on my side. Bird are more caution and heat wave are challanging the equipment to do their best. I took a few shot anyway. Surprisingly only this spot which is probably less then 5 percent of the entire area have Openbill of such number. Why this location? I guess I will never know.

Monday, July 13, 2020