Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Grey-Cheeked Bulbul

I was out for 3 days and all the three days were raining so heavily we spend most time in the car. Out of 3 days this is the only photo we manage to obtain. Blur and assisted with flash in a very back lighted dark area,we decided to go for it. The Grey Cheeked Bulbul.
Grey-Cheeked Bulbul
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Greater Spotted Eagle

Only one was observed this time around. This was the 4th plumage type. Surprisingly there was no other ages observed in the surrounding.
Greater Spotted Eagle
4th Plumage type
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Whimbrel

Whimbrel from a distance away and looking away. oooiii here... hahaha
Whimbrel
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pintail Snipe

Same as this one.. my confident level is actually below acceptable at least to myself. Still we believe this was actually Pintail Snipe. Swintail is some one rather put it if they do not know if it was a pintail or swinhoes. Still if anyone know batter please correct me with the id.
Pintail Snipe
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Common Snipe

Snipe is one of the bird i guess most of us have hard time identifying. This is not easy when we do not see them in flight or seeing ones tail fan out. This one was seen near to our car and was identified as Common. Honestly if you really ask me my confident level i think this is still less than 50% perhaps equal to it.
Common Snipe
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Indian Roller

It is not easy when one food stuck to the mouth and you cant do anything much about it to get it into your mouth right. This what happen to this Indian Roller. The beetle somewhat grip on to the ill of the Roller when the roller attack it. Well the beetle survive only after some real irritating work for the Roller. :)
Indian Roller
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Long Toed Stint

A more fresh water species where it can be observed in many old mining, ricefield and also fresh water area. A few time new some water treatment area.
Long-Toed Stint
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Imperial Eagle (6th Plumage type)

Imperial Eagle is probably the largest migratory raptor for the country taking out the account of the vulture. :) This magnificent was sighted as early as the 80's in places like sekinchan ricefiled. I have personally see all three aquila in sekinchan ricefiled too. However this time around and in recent year Imperial Eagle have been getting regular. Perhaps they may get from rare to uncommon soon.
Imperial Eagle - 6th plumage type
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grey-Headed Lapwing

The only two lapwing in the country both were observed during this outing. I would say not a bad day for us in photography. Still finding one with great background can be a bit challenging. Well nothing come easy if not we never learn. So i try to do my best still.
Grey-Headed Lapwing
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Red-Wattled Lapwing

Red Wattled Lapwing is one the wader which make nice photography subject. Though not easy all the time this is still a good one to take no matter good lighting or poor lighting.
Red Wattled Lapwing
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Chinese Egret

Chinese Egret one of the rare species not only for Malaysia. This species is not easy. Though last year one was observed in Selangor. This time this observation was batter. This was closer to compare to the other I have observed.
Chinese Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

White-Breasted Woodswallow

A species i must say more common in Borneo compare to the Peninsula Malaysia. This was a lifer to my friend. Happy to be able to assist him to add on another species.
White-Breasted Woodswallow
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Oilve Backed Sunbird

After the white Breasted Woodswallow we were amuse by this Olive Backed Sunbird. Back lighted but both me and my friend work our way to get some shot too.
Olive Backed Sunbird
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Brown Shrike

A common migrant in Malaysia. This species is not difficult to encounter however at time we our self are ignorant about the identification. At time some juvenile may look like a tiger shrike. Nevertheless today we observed one perching by the side not far from the car.
(Brown Shrike)
Photo by Terence Ang

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Eurasian Collared Dove

This was observed near a peat swamp today. Got us by surprise due to its colour we decided to reverse the car to take a second look. A nice find anyway.
Eurasian Collared Dove
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Yellow Vented Bulbul

While staying at home through the weekend and have nothing much to do after work, it is nice to take up some recent shot to look at. This Yellow vented bulbul was a common lowland species. Recently it have become easier to encounter up in places like Fraser's Hill. I still remember I encounter one up in genting highland 10 years ago while i was working up there.
Yellow-Vented Bulbul
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Zebra Dove

Since I cant go out due to train. Take up last month photo to edit. This was taken in a very bad lighting.
Peaceful Dove/Zebra Dove
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Black Winged Stilt

Poor lighting and number was rather low considering is already December. Previously at the same time we would have much more. Nevertheless we do take a shot to share with you all on our adventure.
Black Winged Stilt
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Little Stint

Stint probably one of the most headache wader when observed in this part of the world. However among roughly 50 long toed stint there was this one lone Little Stint. Caught our attention from its weird plumage I gave a try on a record shot.
Little Stint
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Whiskered Tern

This tern is probably one of the most commonest to be observed apart from the White-Winged Tern. Once in the right location and the right time you wander why you find them hard .A photograph is a different story all together. Though there were a few hundred of them around finding one as i shot previously in Selangor was not easy. I still able to find one nearby with a little action for photograph after waiting for rather a long while.
Whiskered Tern
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Baya Weaver

Baya Weaver is one species we always wish the nest is in our house. Their structure was amazing thing to look at. Though building one is a hard work but i guess it is worth it when it can even prevent cuckoo from pirating the nest. Especially for those older male with experience.
Baya Weaver
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail a rather common species to be observed. This location has no exception. This species was almost seen every where we were. Well at least one worth trying a shot at.
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Oriental Pied Hornbill was technically my 6 last hornbill in my list and was not the first. This species after recorded first time in my list seem to keep on turning up. Well at his worse once a month. Still small it can be and dull in colour it can be this is still amazing bird to observed. This time after the Plover, and I'm still fighting for light I made my stop by the road side and take some of this shot.

Oriental Pied Hornbill
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Oriental Pied Hornbill
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Oriental Pied Hornbill
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Little Ringed Plover

This was not a a best time to be at the place. Lightning and thunder all over the place and it started drizzling. Lighting was very poor and bird are moving non stop. However one decided to be at the bund I was at so I manage to get a few shot of this feller while it stood still after running away from my car.
Little Ringed Plover
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater

The only thing I manage to photograph in this trip was this Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater. Though in a challenging lighting condition i guess the 7D and Sigma 50-500 does work well though. Enjoy the other two picture of it feeding on dragonfly.
Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pond Heron

Pond Heron species is probably one of the commonest family but not easy to get a photo that provide all details and story. Neither to this one too. However it is just nice visiting some old places i have not been for a year now.
Pond Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Digiscoping - Spotted Dove & Dollarbird

Digiscoping is probably not an easy thing when everything run manual. Anyway after getting my sensor clean i decided to do some practice. Not really handing towards this set up but I try out anyway. I must admit this is still a good equipment when dealing with distance subject.
Dollarbird
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Dollarbird
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Siberian Blue Robin

Siberian Blue Robin is one of the bird I encounter less in Peninsula Malaysia. My first was in someone house. However I have also seen it in some forested area and forest edge from lowland to montane. This one was "theoretically" tame. :) Out of this the only tame Siberian Blue Robin I get was those seen in lowland forest.
Siberian Blue Robin
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Lesser Shortwing

Lesser Shortwing another montane specialist bird. Having short wing may as well spend more time on the ground :). well this is excatly what this bird are known to do. Spending a lot of time on the ground or near ground and with dark plumage this bird can be tricky to spot. However in some location you do get it as easy as in the center of an open trail. :)
Lesser Shortwing
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Snowy Browed Flycatcher

An montane specialist. Though one reach the altitude this species is not rare and can be observed and photograph in many location, their small size and behaviour at time which prefer to be in the undergrowth or dark area do prove to be a hard target to get everything to my preference. This one was shot at very high ISO. Well perhaps batter luck next time.
Snowy Browed Flycatcher
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Large Niltava

Large Niltava is a species which i would say my favourite when i first started birding. Today it is still one of my favourite but this time on photography. The colour of this species was just soothing to look at. Photographing one was a great moment.
Large Niltava
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Large Niltava
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover hmmm
Greater SAAAND PLOVERRRR hhhmmm
actualy the both sand plover is not really easy to differentiate at time when they are seen alone. One will need to look carefully. Many time they are mistaken to the other. Anyway this one here was believed to be the Greater Sand Plover. Technically the only plover at this beach for the time being till the tide come in.
Greater Sand Plover
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Smooth Otter

Smooth Otter is one of the 2 species which have been observed in this location. However the most common are the smooth otter. Today only one rather then a group that swim pass us. Well I still make an effort to say hi and smile you are in candid camera.
Smooth Otter
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Smooth Otter
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Crested Serpent Eagle

Crested Serpent Eagle by the coast and nest by the coast. Technically on our observation there was a need to proper management in the mangrove before this bird would nest in it. It wont nest in poorly manage mangrove at least to the criteria we set. So this one over have nested well. Now the question where. HMM
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Grey Heron

Feeding shot is probably my most exciting. With the assistance of picture I will be able to classified the food type and also the food size. This is great. Here is grey heron was observed feeding on a fish that was taken dead. Yes it was pick up by the side during low tide.
Grey Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Grey Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Grey Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wader Flock (High tide roast)

About 4 years ago we discover there was many other high tide roast around. This was one of the site with another nearby with figure above 5000 bird. A year later this particular one in this photo have been deserted while the site with 5000 bird remain and currently remain tough to access. Perhaps i need to go back in one more time. However this time around the few site seem to be growing. This old site today have 1000-2000 birds. Picture below is only a small portion. Can fit everything here. There is another 2 flock behind and stretch along the wave line.
Waders
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Whiskered Tern

Not long a go i photograph one with a fish here. Today the menu have switch to shrimp. Not bad... but i wander do they get all this high cholesterol with all this sea food? hehehe.
Whiskered Tern
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Whiskered Tern
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Whiskered Tern
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Whiskered Tern
(Photo by Terence Ang)



Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite a species that relate itself towards water body and coastal area. This make it a very likely species to encounter in coastal. This juvenile was observed circling in the area with an adult call was heard. Later in the day 2 juvenile and one adult was observed.
Brahminy Kite
(Photo by Terence Ang)