Monday, April 11, 2011

Bukit Tinggi birding

Bukit Tinggi 3 Apr 2011

Made a trip to BT to not miss the chance of seeing an orange bird.

Silver-breasted Broadbill
Serilophus lunatus

Heard a pecking sound at the nursery. A clearer view of the orange.

Orange-backed Woodpecker
Reinwardtipicus validus

Spotted a mugimaki at the side road.

Mugimaki Flycatcher
Ficedula mugimaki

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Asahan birding pt 2

Notice a white blob on top of a tree as I was exiting the laterite track. The tree was overlooking a field, a great stake out to hunt. Its every birds heaven it seems, I truly enjoyed watching their antics gliding in the wind. I can really feel the pair is very happy living there.

A Red-wattled Lapwing was seen keeping a low profile in the grass below.

Take off from the perch.

Talons locking in mid air, missed the shot. Was totally caught off guard.



The pair gliding together.

Like an aircraft approaching the runway.

Black-winged Kite
Elanus caeruleus

Monday, April 4, 2011

Asahan birding

Asahan 26 March 2011

2nd trip to the place, not much bird activity at the place surveyed 2 weeks ago. Decided to explore nearby laterite track.

This little guy defended its watering hole in the middle of the track, I made 3 attempts to get closer before it decides to take off. Resulting in sharper shots.

Little Green-pigeon ??? not very sure
Treron olax

Friday, April 1, 2011

Asahan birding

Asahan 6 March 2011

Went nearby the famous mountain base for some birding while killing time. The place looks promising with Raffles Malkoha, Scarlet Minivet, Hill Myna..... all of which i could not capture due to the distance. Not forgetting the call of a broadbill which could not be traced.

Black-bellied Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus diardi

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus paradiseus

Baya Weaver
Ploceus philippinus

Asian Brown Flycatcher
Muscicapa dauurica