Monday, December 30, 2013

Triploid Butterfly Lizard

The Bell's Butterfly Lizard Leiolepis triploida one of the 2 species in the country. This one here was observed in an open area. This was still a good sight until I spoke it into the hole.
Bell's Butterfly Lizard
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Eastern Marsh Harrier - juvenile

Eastern Marsh Harrier which is the most easily seen harrier. In age group wise the juvenile and sub adult way higher then adult in this location. I have a great time looking at them. This probably the 2nd cal year was one that put up a good show for us.
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Pied Harrier - Female

I finally found a shot that is more acceptable from my visit recently. The Pied Harrier female. There was rather a number of them around this time. A few male but no luck in getting a good shot of it. While this female was nearby there was also an Eastern Marsh Harrier around too.

Pied Harrier - Female
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Yellow Wagtail

I'm not very familiar with this plumage but I id it as Yellow Wagtail. So if anyone have other opinion let me know.
Yellow Wagtail
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Booted Eagle

Today we found one flying up high. Trying our best not to miss this one though back lighting. This is probably our only highlight for that afternoon.
Booted Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Booted Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Pied Harrier

We got this juvenile flying around the area recently. She did not come close enough but we still manage some shot it this feller before another species turn out. There was rather a number of 1st cal year around including this one here in this picture.

Pied Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Brown-Headed Gull

Taking the time away to try to get close to some of the Gull. The Brown Headed Gull is the more frequently encountered gull here. This location yield lesser compare to the one on my earlier post. Still I got a little close then before on all my other encounter to perching gull.
Brown Headed Gull
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Crested Serpent-Eagle

This individual have been here for a long time. Also news for this individual has it that it have been nesting in the area for year. Still it was always great to find one. This time however it decided to perch high up in the tree rather then lower.
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher (Female)

Earlier post here which was the male. This was the female.
Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Collared Kingifsher

It was late so we decided to wait for sun set and enjoy the view. Unfortunately we were toast by the heat. Soon we learn that we are not the only one try to do this. We found a friend in fact.

Collared Kingfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Black Kite

We did not get the figure in term of count as good as previously. But still after some waiting we got one perch nearer to us for some shot to be taken.
Black Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Black Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher

One of our highlight today. A male and a female following us around. Here is the picture of the male. Follow us around for rather a long time period.
Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Collared Scops Owl

This was the Malaysia Digiscoping long trip outing. Wandering what was the result an owl was one of it.
Collared Scops Owl
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Great Egret

Great Egret, one of the few observed along our coastal area. This was photograph a few days back at mudflat in Penang.
Great Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Brown-Headed Gull

Gull which is use to be rare seem to be less rare this days then last time. I remember seing for my first time was 12 brown headed gull. Soon in my trip to Langkawi my first Black Headed Gull. This This time about 50 of them. Video of the gull here.
Brown Headed Gull
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Collared Kingfisher

I just can't find myself getting a good shot from my digiscope equipment today. Still I try to get to acceptable point where more then 90% of my shot did not reach. This Kingfisher is another result of the attempt.
Collared Kingfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Asian Dowitcher

Frankly speaking there is a lot of juvy around. This one with one marsh sandpiper. Some were with the Eurasian and Far Eastern Curlew.
Asian Dowitcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Black-Tailed Godwit

Among the many species of wader sighted, the Black-Tailed Godwit are rather in a good number. I'm happy one come close enough for some shot though the lighting was not great.
Black-Tailed Godwit
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ashy Drongo

I was actually given no choice but to manual focus this Drongo on the tree. With the distance I actually cant made up how sharp it get or am I focusing it correctly. Still I manage 3 shot and here is one of it.
Ashy Drongo
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Changeable Hawk-Eagle

This Hawk Eagle was calling out loud. As a result we were able to track it easily though both me and the bird was separate from a river. I try my luck anyway on this individual. Suspected a female there was another individual that was sighted calling and flew pass us.
Changeable Hawk-Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Crested Serpent Eagle

Having to come from Taiping Eileen and me decided to make a stop nearby in one of our favourite place. This place have provide us some good record including this species nesting. Picture below is one of the adult we saw today. In fact there is one now suspected to be nesting.
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oriental Practincole

Sur prise to see this a few day earlier. Yesterday owling on one of my old location resulting to Savanna and Large Tailed Nightjar. There was lot of wader observed at night as well. Hmm but i guess this place will no longer exist next year.
Oriental Practincole
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Slaty Breasted Rail

Got this species while waiting for the Chestnut Cheeked Starling. Did not get the starling but I'm happy with this record shot instead.
Slaty Breasted Rail
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Black-Crowned Night-Heron

Found only one of this today. Soaking wet due to the continuous drizzle for the whole morning. My attempt for the long legged buzzard was clearly hindered today. Still trying to kill time and making the trip worth it i try for shot on this species.
Black-Crowned Night-Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Imperial Eagle - 6th Plumage and 6th Advance entering 7th Plumage

Today we got both the aquila of difference ages at the same location and can be said almost at the same time. One of which was a clear 6th plumage. The other was identified as 6th plumage advance entering 7th plumage. The advance individual was clear to show the white on the scapular is forming while the 6th have dark on the upperpart. Below are the picture of 6th plumage and also the advance entering 7th plumage.
Imperial Eagle
6th Plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Imperial Eagle
6th plumage advance entering 7th plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage

It has been hard to find a third plumage recently with the plumage showing a little white. Today i find one which is showing a little white compare to overall brown which i have been posting earlier on. This was great to show the difference on the 3rd plumage can get. The same bird was also photograph without much white on the back at all.
Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus japonensis

Two individual was observed today. Both was in the first place observed at the same pylon, though disappeared later. Still this have become an yearly thing here. The pair of japonensis have been coming back to the same place and same perch yearly.
Peregrine Falcon - japonensis race
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Intermediate Egret

Among the rather big flock of egret we saw this Intermediate Egret with an eel. We were surprise and delight to see it feeding on the eel. We saw it from catching till swallow. Here is a picture of it handling the eel.
Intermediate Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Black-Shouldered Kite

Currently know as white-tailed kite. This is the only one we saw today. My friend eventually stop feeding and get a shot of this individual. Me on the other hand does the same with heavy heart. hehehee :)
Black-Shouldered Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Peregrine Falcon

One of the migratory race juvenile probably first year was seen perching a hige tide roast area. In the high tide there were some Greenshank and surprisingly lots of Grey-Headed Lapwing. It took off short while after this shot was taken presumably moving for a hunt.
Peregrine Falcon - Juvenile
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunda Pgymy Woodpecker

This nesting pair was shown to me by a very good friend of mine. However he took me back recently to get a look for it. We later found out one of the adult actually have a ring on the right leg. This was a great sight. I'm glad to be able to find one. The only project here which involve ringing of bird is from the Wildlife Department. I hope some of them are reading it and may make good use of this photo.
Sunda Pgymy Woodpecker
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Sunda Pgymy Woodpecker
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Milky Stork

One of the rarest stork in Malaysia. I'm afraid to say it have been about more then 10 years now i have not seen one without a ring on the leg resulting to the release programme. Here is 2 individual both with ring on the leg. The nesting pair have also fledge and safe moving in and out of the captive release centre.
Milky Stork
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Milky Stork
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela malayensis

The Crested Serpent Eagle is one of the most common species I have recorded here. Never miss in a good day almost 10 individual can be seen throughout. Today we nail 2 after rain. Both were seen perching on the pole. 
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Photo by Eileen Chiang)

Common Kingfisher

One among two seen today. Will post another picture of another individual soon. This one was seen on a drain besides the road. This location I must say a very good location for Kingfisher. At migrating season 5 Kingfisher is almost regular. By record this location have provide almost 7 species.
Common Kingfisher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Greater Spotted Eagle - 1st Plumage

As I mention among the 3rd plumage was the first plumage. This first plumage was later taken in flight.
Greater Spotted Eagle - 1st Plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage

Today I manage to digiscope this individual which later age as 3rd plumage. Nevertheless this individual have already show spending more time on the pylon compare to on the ground. A very long wait to observed their behaviour resulted to digiscope image of the same bird on two different location on the ground and pylon.
Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage
Photo by Terence Ang

Little Egret

Failing to nail the Peregrine Falcon, i switch my target to this egret.

Little Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater

We thought we were lucky for Chesnut Headed Bee-Eater but it turn out to be a Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater. Not long but manage a few shot during the duration.
Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Spotted Eagle - 1st Plumage

This time only one individual of this plumage was seen. The Greater Spotted Eagle 1st Plumage. It was later observed together with the 3rd plumage. It was a great view to see 2 different morph flying side by side.
Greater Spotted Eagle - 1st Plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Greater Sand Plover

This one come the nearest among all the wader. Eileen wade through with the DSLR while i try my shot on the Digiscope.
Greater Sand Plover
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Greater Sand Plover
(Photo by Terence Ang)