Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Little Green Pigeon

Only one male observed but keeping himself away and at the top. Female provide steep angle but a post you would manage some shot such as this one. In all only 4 individual observed in which 3 were female.
Little Green Pigeon - "Female"
Photo by Terence Ang

Spectacled Bulbul

I guess this is the bulbul i learn a lot from this trip. Improve knowledge of plumage age and so on have been obtain in today observation. This was great. Never find them that easy.
Spectacled Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Red-Eyed Bulbul

Red Eyed Bulbul in which i would say one of the commonest bulbul species in our lowland forest apart from the Striped Throated Bulbul. This species make into the list once you are in the right place neglecting the condition. In this area this species is not rare too and many come and go feeding in this tree.
Red-Eyed Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Buff-Vented Bulbul

One of the more canopy bulbul. This one was taken higher up in the canopy. The bird remain forage at the same position all the time. Tracking them is easy but finding one to photography take me a while.
Buff-Vented Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Striped-Throated Bulbul

The last bulbul that come in for today before we wrap up our day.
Striped-Throated Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cream-Vented Bulbul

It was rather a long time i have even think to get a photo of this species. Today this one show out like other. However though in lesser number it was enough for us to get some photo. Easily told from the white eye in Peninsula but not the case for borneo. A beauty as it is I can resist to stop taking photo and view it through my binocular for a longer period of time.
Cream-Vented Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Grey-Cheeked Bulbul

This one however is less cooperative. Only one shot per person and that about it.
Grey-Cheeked Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Hairy-Backed Bulbul

Observing bulbul after such a long time plan. Let say the decision was made 2 years ago and today i manage to start observing them and have some record shot on some of the species we saw. Over 8 species in 1 1/2 hours some provide no photography oppotunity. Some like this one give you a peek so you can have a few shot of it. This one the Hairy Backed Bulbul
Hairy Backed Bulbul
Photo by Terence Ang

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Just another post from my last few visit in other state. This time around a Oriental Pied Hornbill.
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, January 19, 2015

Common Kestrel

This time around in flight from below. Not an easy target considering the size but patient do pay off at time.
Common Kestrel
Photo by Terence Ang

Long-Tailed Parakeet - "Female"

The earlier post was a male. This time we got the female. This was great once got a good photographic lifer now i got both male and female. happy happy happy.
Long-Tailed Parakeet
Photo by Terence Ang

Long-Tailed Parakeet - "Male"

My first parakeet photo to be honest. Anyway today we are all spoil with choices. I cant even decided which photo to choose and now im sure i probably have chosen the less preferred one. Flock and flock of then in front of my school while i was waiting for a friend and more and more of the around in park. This male came near to us and probably like i say spoil with choice this more likely the less preferred shot now that i have edited it.
Long-Tailed Parakeet - "Male"
Photo by Terence Ang

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Velvet Fronted Nuthatch

Our only lowland species of nuthatch and one of the two species. This one come a a group of about 4 moving quickly from tree to tree. I was tracking the a while before i even got a shot of the species. Not the best i can do but probably not the worse for today.
Velvet Fronted Nuthatch
Photo by Terence Ang

Crow-Billed Drongo

Misidentified from the earlier one. It should be a Crow Billed Drongo subadult.
Crow-Billed Drongo
Photo by Terence Ang

Ashy Tailorbird

Ashy Tailorbird is one of the few ashy i found today. This one decided to appear in early morning where it was still dark. Having not taken an ashy for a long time i try my skill on this one. From a distance in the dark and never stop moving bird let say this was fun. HOW HARD COULD IT BE?
Ashy Tailorbird
Photo by Terence Ang

Pied Fantail

Black and white bird is really not an easy task when come to back lighting. I was so desperate for some shot for today that I tried my best for some shot anyway. Here is one of the few shot however make only possible with flash fill.
Pied Fantail
Photo by Terence Ang

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Brahminy Starling

Brahminy Starling was added in recently just a few days ago. I remember there was a tip off a few years back but I never know the record was not in. Maybe no submission. Anyway it was great to be able to see this species. The last one i say was actually a captive one in a cage.
Brahminy Starling
Photo by Terence Ang

Red Collared Dove

Red Collared Dove or also know as Red Turtle Dove. This was my first picture of both male and female together. Yahoo I was happy about it after it took my a while to get both sharp.
Red Collared Dove
Photo by Terence Ang

Common Kestrel

I finally got a shot of this species well at least one which we can even identified that this is a Common Kestrel. To be honest I was excited when I got this shot but trying to keep my excitement low. Anyway this male was a great sight and capture.
Common Kestrel
Photo by Terence Ang

Zitting Cristicola

A small bird species easily heard seen but a challenge to photograph due to their behaviour. In many way they always stop at places it cant be photograph or places you cant see them any longer. Today this one decided to stay somewhere we can see it.
Zitting Cristicola
Photo by Terence Ang

Black Drongo

Drongo are among at time pleasant and a beauty to look at but sometimes too difficult to id. At time this species prove to be a not easy subject of photography especially like this one dealing with back lighted. A rather big group of them are around this time.
Black Drongo
Photo by Terence Ang

Oriental Honey Buzzard - Barred Variant

One that come in fast and soon out fast too. This one an Oriental Honey-Buzzard (Barred Variant). Another pale morph was also nearby. This was just nice for view but photography wise not such a good opportunity for me. I was hoping for one which can provide batter wing formula details.
Oriental Honey Buzzard
Photo by Terence Ang

Eastern Marsh Harrier

This was an Eastern Marsh Harrier male. This time around finding harrier is not as easy as previously. I did not get the amount like previously but surely we all have some great fun in this location.
Eastern Marsh Harrier
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Orb Weaver

Stopping by the road side and working on the 70-300 Sigma Macro lens without OS is not really easy when my hand is getting old. Maybe Getting "OLDER". That sound i will last a little longer....
Anyway i found this one attacking a bee.
Golden Orb Weaver
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Snowy-Browed Flycatcher

Another upper montane specialist. This species of flycatcher is probably one of the commonest at this altitude. Photo here is a male.
Snowy Browed Flycatcher
Photo by Terence Ang

Bar-Throated Minla

Our upper montane specialist. This species today prove to be a little challange though at time this species can be considered annoying. Anyway in this misty morning this one still come for one and the only one shot.
Bar-Throated Minla
Photo by Terence Ang

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Streaked Wren Babbler

I must admit its been a while since i try to capture a shot of this species. Today I give a go for some shot. Bird were moving a lot typical to their behavior. Subject to conditioning this make it a little more easier. 
Streaked Wren Babbler
Photo by Terence Ang

Rufous-Winged Fulvetta

Another upper montane specialist. However i did see it lower down such as in Fraser's Hill and so on but this is not a common thing. Up in the altitude of their range this species is not rare at all. Technically it replace the Mountain Fulvetta.
Rufous-Winged Fulvetta
Photo by Terence Ang

Mugimaki Flycatcher

One of the common migrant Flycatcher species in Malaysia. Though however this species is more likely to be encounter in montane rather then lowland i have seen in a few occasion male were observed lowland in passage. This location however yield this species yearly. This time around i'm lucky enough to get a female who is a little shy but ready to post.

Mugimaki Flycatcher
Photo by Terence Ang

Black-Throated Sunbird

Our only montane sunbird species in Malaysia. Though in Sabah it was replace by another sunbird here in Peninsula, the Black Throated Sunbird make up part of the beauty of montane birding.
Black-Throated Sunbird
Photo by Terence Ang

Tufted Duck

Trying to get the Siberian Rubythroat photo was not easy. Nailing a male 3 month ago and now a female turn up a few hundred meter away was great however getting a shot was not easy. On the way home searching for some exmining prove to be even harder. But why search for all this exmining. They are home to many water bird and some of my favorite bird such as duck. For example this Tufted Duck here. Exactly about 2 year ago we got a male up north in Malim Mawar. This time around i think is a female. I wander how much batter can the mining area in selangor get.

Tufted Duck
Photo by Terence Ang

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Common Flameback

A common garden species and also mangrove species. This today this one at my local patch was rather shy. Never allowed us to go near enough to get a good shot. Nevertheless we still try our luck as this was my photographic lifer. The male was nearby but never close enough where and tame enough for one photo.
Common Flameback
Photo by Terence Ang

Monday, January 5, 2015

Brown Throated Sunbird

Brown Throated sunbird a common species in local patch of mine. We always able to look for it and have been in the same area all this while. Most time i never try to photograph it but i decided i take it today. The male was up high in a tree while the female moving around a lot.
Brown Throated Sunbird
Photo by Terence Ang

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Paddyfield Pipit

I got a shot of this species just a few days back. Today in my local patch i got another one this time with an aluminium ring on its leg. It was good enough to see the ring size which is "B". Not bad for this local patch of mine i must say.
Paddyfield Pipit
Photo by Terence Ang

Brown Shrike

This one decided to come near to our car. However it still ended up opposite from where I can shoot. One of the 3 shrike we can see in the location however in this trip we only manage to get one.
Brown Shrike
Photo by Terence Ang

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Grey Headed Lapwing

A species which is not easily seen down south. Yet today we photograph a flock of this species around. I never tried for a perch bird but cant resist trying the flock in flight.
Grey Headed Lapwing
(Photo by Terence Ang)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Little Egret

Little Egret which i would say the commonest to be seen so far especially in today trip.
Little Egret
Photo by Terence Ang

Paddyfield Pipit

Pipit is probably one of the less easy to identified species. It always take some experience and gut to see a Richard or even skylark in peninsula Malaysia. In most cases paddyfield is the commonest.
Paddyfield Pipit
Photo by Terence Ang

Take off from a carrier

A little egret taking off from the back of the water buffalo. Under harsh lighting we still rush to get a shot. Today trip will considered a success. Some of us have some great lifer. What a way to begin our year.
Water Buffalo and Little Egret
Photo by Terence Ang