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)

Blue Spotted Mudskipper

Blue Spotted Mudskipper another common species in Peninsula Malaysia coastal area. This one is technically and probably the second most photograph mudskipper in malaysia. Anyway only one was around today while other were mostly Golden Spotted and goby. See picture below on how distintive the blue spot is.
Blue Spotted Mudskipper
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Lanceolate Goby

This long little feller is not something i find common actually however in record they are actually in abundance. OH!!!! HOW!!!!!! why lah i never see them often. At time is real tough to even photograph one. Anyway today there is a few of them around in the tidal zone. Great to see them around still.
Lanceolate Goby
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Honey Bee

Honey Bee perhaps with its name mean there is lot of honey and that is true. However identification of bee is not an easy one. Still it was great to try as much as we could. This one apis family. That all i'm sure off. Still it was a nice find though i was worried i got sting by a few of them.

Honey Bee
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Greater Banded Hornet

Bee is one of the most important animal in a forest. Thus it is not difficult to find one in the forest. This one here the Greater Banded Hornet is one of the two sighted today. Overall we saw 2 species of bee.
Greater Banded Hornet
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Eastern Marsh Harrier (1st year) From Below

This in flight Eastern Marsh Harrier is a 1st Cal year or hatch year. This was probably the only few harrier we have spotted. A poor day but hopefully in week to come their number increases to the maximum.
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

The Saturn

Since Zeus sent The Great Saturn down now the enforcement The Saturn.... I cant remember what they are send down for...
Anyway today the only large butterfly was this The Saturn.
The Saturn
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chocolate Grass Yellow

This is the problem when we forget our flash. I have to in the end using the 350D in built flash. Anyway is not really so bad that I can get even a record shot. :)
Chocolate Grass Yellow
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Gem Demon

Another species of Demon this time the Gem Demon. Technically another lifer. This location is just amazing. Is already the 4th day and everyday different thing to see. The wonder of mother nature.
Gem Demon
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Banded Demon

Highlight for this session was probably this Banded Demon. Nice to see one around though this may not the the rarest but still a nice subject to shot.
Banded Demon
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Golden Orb Weaver

The Golden Orb Weaver a magnificent large spider with enormous web. Once i discover one web with at least 3 meter across and 2 meter in height. This web was placed over a river. Nevertheless as creepy as they is this species is not rare. They can be seen and found in many forest edge. Places with recreation forest where river is flowing through is a best place to look for them. I have seen them in almost every forest nearby to KL. Find this spider is not the best thing I got this time around. Seing one feeding technically sucking the juice out was just amazing. To make today trip more interesting i got a new insect that got caught in the web. The Orb Weaver hunting instinct took over immediately to make that kill. The whole scenario was amazing. Though i have seen this a few time, sight like this was still amazing. Enjoy the few shot below of this Orb Weaver.

Insect juice have been served
Golden Orb Weaver
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Golden Orb Weaver
(Photo by Terence Ang)
The built for the kill. The new insect and was killed all in less then 5 minit

Golden Orb Weaver
(Photo by Terence Ang)
I don't think this one is going anywhere now.
Golden Orb Weaver
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Purple Heron

This large purple heron is one of the easiest heron to be seen here. At time shy and easily flush, it does not necessary made it an easy subject of photography. However sometimes they do stay a while though very alert about other present.
Purple Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Eastern Marsh Harrier (Hatch Year) In flight above

This 1st cal year or hatch year bird is probably the commonest harrier species and age we saw today. In fact this one was first observed low on the ricefield but soon took off higher and higher. Though lighting and all other factor make it a hard subject for photography I still wish to get some shot of this bird so i try my luck anyway.So here it is hatch year in flight above.
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)
Eastern Marsh Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Pied Harrier

Pied Harrier the second common species of harrier observed in this area. However number of adult female out numbered juvenile and also adult male. Today only a few was observed however i believe in a few week time they will be at full swing.
Pied Harrier
(Photo by Terence Ang)

House Crow (The predator)

This crow was spotted attacking a Eurasian Tree Sparrow. Small but never give up  the sparrow did try to put up a fight but being small there is nothing much we can do. The crow was pick up by the feet once on perch it pick up by its beak. This was an interesting behavoiur. I was wandering do they do it in much bigger animal. I have personally observed a crow attacking and pick up a Yellow Billed Babbler in Sri Lanka though the pair put up a huge fight and won. The babbler pair was spared but not in this case. 
House Crow
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Little Heron

This Little Heron was observed beside a irrigation for ricefield. Later we saw the bird manage to get a fish and perhaps a big morning breakfast too.
Little Heron
(Photo by Terence Ang)