Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Olive-backed Sunbird II

You have a good time shooting when it is preening otherwise rather difficult or got to be fast on this bird. Happy birding.

Pintail Snipe II

Due to I have not seen other birds of this species, it is not easy for me to identify this bird. Wish to find other birds of this kind. Happy birding.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Striated Grassbird.

Not sure very well about this bird but as I see it you can find this bird all year round here at Kota Kinabalu especially on tall grasses or bushes along road sides or paddy fields. Happy birding.

It could be expensive for her to hire machine/modern style of harvesting her paddies. Economy this way as I see it because no much energy used harvesting traditionally though it may take longer time to sack in her paddies. What I may think here she will use hand gloves before she could finish her plots.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I went back after staying for 4 days at Mumiang. I was here before about 40 years ago.
This is Berhala island where one time ie may be 50 years ago where people with leprous were isolated on this island.
This  communication network was installed by Telekom by seeing the logo on the telephone booth. I looked around and found the network no more working. And abandon without any maintenance. 
This is the activity people do here at Mumiang. 



Long-tailed Parakeet
White-bellied Woodpecker

I was unlucky to shot this bird because the moment I reached the beach, strong wind came and followed by rain. This picture was taken from the boat.
Common Flameback Woodpecker

Asian Dowitcher
Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler
I was driving alone  from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan and stopped to rest for while at Mile 117. While resting I heard this bird, calling, quite a distance from me. I simply imitate by whistling and a moment later it appeared on bamboo tree. I hurriedly rushed to my car and snatched my camera. By the time  I came back it was already on other tree. I kept on whistling it wouldn't go far but never in the open. This much of it clearance I managed. Anyhow I happy with this which is at least better than my first capture. Happy birding.
Lesser cuckooshrike

Abbott's Babbler