Monday, January 27, 2014

Jerdon's Baza

It was already frustrating not having my camera with me and now rarity such as this one turn out. The best I can do is to take a photo of the bird through my handphone. Anyway we did not get one but two.
Jerdon's Baza
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Changeable Hawk-Eagle

One of our common lowland raptor. I found this individual calling by the busy roadside. Decide to pull over the dirt road and take some photo. The rather shy bird allowed a few but flew off immediately. I heard another one immediately so i guess probably breeding pair.

Changeable Hawk-Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Long-Tailed Shrike

Some discovery from today outing. This was really great sight. First one for this year in fact,
Long-Tailed Shrike
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Javan Myna

A species that is very common in SS20 area. The less common which is the White-Vented Myna seem to be less and less common but is still a regular sight in front of my house. Here the Javan Myna building its nest out of view.
Javan Myna
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunda Pgymy Woodpecker

I must admit this is probably the commonest small woodpecker to be in our list. hehehe
As last year it got into my list on my first birding trip out. I guess this year the first month. But in anyway should be in the yearly list.
Sunda Pgymy Woodpecker
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

May not be the best bird for photography but yet is still a cute one to look at. Not a bad bird to get in the garden on SS2, PJ
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Grey Heron

Purple, Green, and now Grey Heron. I wonder how many more colour we can get. Anyway the Grey Heron a species resident here and have been observed nesting once at great number. Hardly any now. Hopefully the management of the place make some changes there to get them back in.
Grey Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Great Egret

My last photo from penang was rather far away. I decided to try again for the joy of digiscoping.
Great Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Great Egret
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Black-Crowned Night Heron

Another individual from another location. The group here is much smaller but still does provide some excitement in digiscoping for me.
Black-Crowned Night-Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Pink Necked Green Pigeon

One of the only pigeon sighted today the Pink Necked Green Pigeon. This one here is a male.
Pink-Necked Green Pigeon
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Black-Crowned Night-Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron are among the few seen today. I must admit it I need to change my camera ASAP to get batter shot... Any recomendation or donation will be good too.. hehehehe
Black-Crowned Night-Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Yellow Bittern

A pair sighted chasing one another in the area. However only one perch nearby and expose enough for photography. Of course in hunting mode.
Yellow Bittern
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Purple Heron

Manage to get to a place by a housing area with some heron in it. Among those seen are the Purple Heron. A commoner among the big heron in the inland.
Purple Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler a rare species in Malaysia. Tip off to the location i manage to get this lifer early this month. However my subsequent visit the bird stay far away from the point i can observed them thus taking picture are all far away. Anyway i tried to get one picture at least. This was in fact much further then when i say is a week plus ago.
Northern Shoveler

Black-Winged Stilt

I must admit that this was a very elegant wader at least to me. I have never got bored looking at them though i have seen them so many time. Today this group was provide just the same feeling.
Black-Winged Stilt
(Photo by Terence Ang)

White-Winged Tern

This was my first tern in my birding experience about 15 years ago. Well it was also the commonest tern I get. However seeing hundred of them in a small area is a different experience. Some of them perch along the telecommunication cable but with bad lighting.
White-Winged Tern
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Black-Winged Stilt

Stilt is rather common in this location. Still it was an amazing sight to see them again today though I just saw day a few days earlier.
Black-Winged Stilt
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Plaintive Cuckoo

This cuckoo was calling loudly after which my friend spotted it. We were trying very hard to nail a photo of this species but me fighting with my camera as the battery showing red sign.
Plaintive Cuckoo
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Golden-Throated Barbet

A species which found higher up in our montane. This one taken at 1770m asl. It was feeding on a fruiting tree. Not an easy target for my scope but I try my best anyway.
Golden Throated Barbet
(Photo by Terence Ang)

White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

So what is the fuss about this individual. When I was informed about a rather confiding find of this White-Bellied Sea-Eagle it come with a warning that this bird attack and has injured people. Nevertheless I took my chance not leaving any opportunity of possible close encounter of such magnificent species. I must admit i never come so nervous dealing with a raptor in my birding life. Yes I have got close to a nesting raptor to less then 20 meter without getting attack even adult is looking. Yes I have stand face to face in about less then 20 meter from a Greater Spotted Eagle which look directly at me without being attack or any.

This however was another story. The bird show a bit nervous but when approach nothing similar to approaching an adult White-Bellied Sea-Eagle. I can't say much as probably my feeling and story told to me play a trick on my head.

Soon its true colour show. It went after a passer by before flying pass me in about 2 meter away. It was an experience. Soon it come to as close as less then 5 meter away from me and perch right in front. I must say it was spectacular. But on the other hand my digiscope was too close for me to do anything. I need to retreat before able to take a shot of this species. Below are two of the many shot I took from this individual.
White-Bellied Sea-Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)
White-Bellied Sea-Eagle
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Common Iora

I found this pair calling softly to one another. Nevertheless only one was sighted while another one only called was heard. So with not much other subject to photograph I took the opportunity to get this one.
Common Iora
(Photo by Terence Ang)