Stumbled into a pack of 4 malkohas in mating ritual (I think). The birds were nodding their head like a male turtle dove only less frequent. The birds will follow you on the trees as you walk, sometimes nodding their head as if chasing you away.
Start of the head nodding, the feathers around the head is fluffed to make the head bigger.
Another lifer, blue seems to be the fashion trend at this time of year. The bird was quite confiding as it took several rounds flying from the perch deeper in the woods out to the edge of the road to feed on a fruiting tree.
I was 50ft down the ravine when my buddy shouted woodpecker, woodpecker from the parking area. By the time i rush up the ravine, the noise from an approaching motorbike scared a pair of them deeper into the woods.
Detour to Kemensah on the way back home, trying to avoid Deepavali traffic. The place for city folks to get in touch with nature. Most interesting stream to have come across, a couple was washing their car inside out like there was a drought in KL.
Couldn't locate a bird there on such short stint, ended up in Kemensah heights with these shots.
Did some light birding as we arrive at Kukup around 5+. The heavily crowded place still have some bird activity.
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
The noisy kingfisher gave away its location as it gets ready to roost for the night on a lone tree sandwiched between houses on tilts on the mudflat. Tried to get a shot as sharp as possible in the diminishing light at 7+.
Lifer, spotted a kingfisher on a bridge on the way to Pontian. It allowed me sufficient time to setup the camera which was safely tucked in the camera backpack to take only 1 shot before flying off. Not a common kingfisher to me.