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)

Brahminy Kite

This subadult was observed perching away from the aquila eagle.

Brahminy Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Brahminy Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Little Heron

A visit to a high tide roast where i have not been a for a long time. To began with is that we saw a nest with brahminy kite juvy inside but later we saw the White-Bellied Sea Eagle inside. Now we are also confuse who own that nest. Meanwhile leaving that confusing moment behind we switch target to Little Heron.
Little Hron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pacific Golden Plover

A small population in central of Perak ricefield. It was great to be there. Many more wader flying in flock can be observed though their identification remain unknown.
Pacific Golden Plover
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage (3rd year)

Today this very cooperative Greater Spotted Eagle provide me good opportunity for photography. Only problem is distance. Still I did try my best to obtain some shot of this individual. Here are the photo. It is a 3rd year
Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Greater Spotted Eagle - 3rd Plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)


Friday, November 22, 2013

Crested Serpent Eagle - Feeding a snake

One individual was observed from the side of the ricefield feeding on a snake. I was so nervous i did not manage to get a good shot.
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Western Marsh Harrier

I found this site today fill up with harrier. Almost ever plot there is one harrier perch in it. This was great under the condition the place do not get fill up by the aquila. Today there was a male that mod this individual photograph. To my surprise this harrier was calling out loudly. Below are the picture of this individual.
Western Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Western Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Western Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Western Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Western Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lesser Sand-Plover

A flock of Lesser Sand Plover among the ground seen a day before. They were at first rather close but immediately move outwards together with the tide.
Lesser Sand-Plover
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Terek Sandpiper

One of the common species in our coastal area the Terek Sandpiper. Easily told from the bill shape which curve side way and also the more orangeish leg colour. This was seen together in a mix wader flock. However only 2 of this species were seen this time.
Terek Sandpiper
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Eurasian Curlew

There was about a small group of 10 flying in and out. Only a few decided to stay along the mudflat. Many prefer to be at the edge of the water line but one have make its way inner and started foraging.
Eurasian Curlew
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Little Heron

Little Heron in the area. Today some how there is many of them around too. There was more then 20 of them.
Little Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

White-Vented Myna

White-vented Myna in front of my house after rain. Took this photo from my window.
White-Vented Myna
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Ruddy Turnstone

Lately everyone seem to like to name thier bird in Malay Language. Some of which i have heard been used some seem to create their own. And those create their own as by my friend have been a chaos to it. So I'm going to put another one for my friend chaos list.

Ruddy Turnstone = Kedidi terbalikan batu / kedidi pusing batu... hehehe

Anyway, Ruddy Turnstone a long high tide beach zone.
Ruddy Turnstone
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Ruddy Turnstone
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lesser Adjutant

Today total count was a huge surprise. 15 individual sighted on the mudflat. After all the absent and low figure i finally have another high count for this particular location.

Lesser Adjutant
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Lesser Adjutant
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Little Egret

A lot of them around while I was searching for raptor to photograph
Little Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cattle Egret

There was lots of egret around and among the common species was this Cattle Egret. This species more towards fresh water are common sight in ricefield. This one moing along with some Stilt and other egret provide some opportunity for photography.
Cattle Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Imperial Eagle (Subadult)

The Imperial Eagle I saw a day earlier placed me into pursuit for it again today. Well took me a long time before I manage to find it. It took me even longer waiting and finding a best view to get a photograph of this species. Anyway here is the subadult from front view, back view and in flight below.
Imperial Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Imperial Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Imperial Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Falco peregrinus japonicus

Finally the first one arrive at the ricefield. Identified as japonicus subspecies adult. Previsouly there was about 4 of them around hopefully they make a return. Some raptor have been very early but I hope is more diversity this time around.
Peregrine falcon - japonicus subpsecies
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Spotted Eagle - 2nd plumage (2nd/3rd plumage)

I found this individual which is new to the area this morning. This plumage was not in our list yet for this season in this area. Great to be able to get only one shot before i was mob by a group of House Crow. This was a 2nd plumage or some will placed it as 2nd/3rd plumage. Glad to have this only shot.
Greater Spotted Eagle - 2nd/3rd plumage
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lesser Coucal

Lesser Coucal seem like very common in this locality we go. Almost every coucal we saw were off from this species. Lesser Coucal as the name suggest a smaller species compare to the greater Coucal which can be seen in many location including forest edge. Lesser a more open country as in this location are way more common compared to the Greater.
Lesser Coucal
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Spotted Eagle (Juvenile) - Dark and brown variation

I finally have 2 different variation in a frame. The brown morph on the left and the typical dark variation on the right. I'm glad to get this though they are very very far away.
Greater Spotted Eagle - Brown (Left), dark (Right)
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Spotted Eagle - 1st Plumage

A 1st plumage Greater Spotted Eagle. I nice individual was first seen on ground but flew when I arrive mob by a flock of crow. Leaving no time i have to take any shot I can as the bird is flying away from me rather then landing nearby.
Greater Spotted Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Greater Spotted Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Imperial Eagle (subadult) Welcome Back

Fisrt for this season. This subadult have again make its way back to the usual spot. Nevertheless I'm battling hard with the sun directly behind the back. It was a challenge but I'm glad to be able to obtain one shot of this majestic eagle. My first for this season and should be first for the country this season too.

Imperial Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Imperial Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Brahminy Kite

I saw one a pair of this Brahminy Kite. While one perch and look on his friend being mob by crow it finally decided to give his friend a piece of his mind when it flew and went after the other individual chasing it away from the perch.
Brahminy Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Brahminy Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Greater Spotted Eagle

A Greater Spotted Eagle migrating pass the area. We saw this immediately after the Short-Toed Snake Eagle.

Greater-Spotted Ragle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Eastern Marsh Harrier - Subadult male

Got more of the marsh harrier. Today seem like there is more and more of them. While this one is one of the nearest there was a few more flying at distance on the location of where we suspect it to be a roasting site. Below are another male possible of the 2nd cy.
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Osprey

Osprey female was observed again but this time in a different location. Still this one come and flew around us before going further away from us.
Osprey
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Plain-Backed Sparrow

One of the sparrow which is now only seen up north. Previously recorded in Sekinchan and also well seen in Juru Penang in the 2000-2003. Ever since that I have never seen them in Juru area. However up north and in some Island they are more easily seen.
Plain-Backed Sparrow - Male and female
(Photo by Terence Ang)