Monday, December 14, 2009

Common Sand-Martin

I have been going to Tempasuk, Kota Belud padifield which popular for waders often but because the place about 70km away from Kota Kinabalu, Penampang's padi field is my first choice to birding for waders. Though not many birds seen for every day birding, sometimes you find hardly found birds are seen here and make you just feel happy when you find one like this one..Common Sand-Martin spotted by Encik Azahari is rare to find anywhere in Sabah. Happy birding.

Added 2 more pictures for further ID.

Java Sparrow
Javan Pond Heron
Egrets (mostly Great egret)


  1. Sand Martin a great find - any more photos of this bird? Need to be sure to eliminate Pale Martin.


  2. Hi Dave,
    I add 2 more pictures of the Sand Martin. I got a few pictures of it but more less the same pose.


    Karim Madoya

  3. Sifu, the only new bird I saw there was the Javan Pond Heron lah! Congrats.