Saturday, August 21, 2010

Nightjars of the world.

I am painting my home fence this morning and while painting a postman comes and delivers this book to me. It is a "Nightjars of the world" book. It is an excellent book. Four of my frogmouth photographs are selected and published in this book.

Love the beauty of this bird. I frame one and hang inside my house.

Happy Reading.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra)

I would be back birding end of next month. I have to do some house works for my Hari Raya Aidilfitri. I want to paint my rusty home fences etc. Happy birding birders!

Everett's White-eye
(Zosterops everetti)

Red-bearded Bee-eater ( Nyctyornis amictus )
For last two weeks and today this is still available. I always am enjoying to see this bird. Its vibrant voice and vivid colors will not bore you to see it everytime.
Happy birding.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A female Banded Kingfisher.

I could birding for half a day yesterday due to heavy down fall. I only managed to find a female of Banded Kingfisher and a colorful grasshopper. Then I went to beach and there was also rain. I drove back home then.
A new pattern of quite colorful Grasshopper I saw in the field with yellow and red on the long jumping legs and orangish at tips of its antennae. It has two long yellow lines above and as seen just below the compound eye and just above of the walking legs and below the scale of thorax.
I can't identify very well and I quess it is a juvenile of Scaly-breasted Munia. Shot it 2 days ago.
Happy birding.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Another birds appear on the Lokawi beach this afternoon.
This male bird is rarely seen. I probably I could see only once a year.

Happy birding.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Birding at SFR.

I was birding yesterday at Sugud Forest Reserve and stayed there until about time breaking the fast. The birds came and went. Weather was fine yesterday and heat was just mild.

Chestnut-winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera)
Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus)
Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus)
Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis)
Happy birding.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sand Plovers.

Yeaaa they are coming again and look almost in family they appear on the beach. Other new waders are not seen yet. They are about thirty plovers together with Grey Plovers and Little Ringed Plovers. Always on lookout for Long-billed plover now as other already seen where myself is not yet.


I think this is a JUVENILE bird.

Yummy!!! yummy!!! yummy!!!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Images from SONY NEX-5

I survey Penampang paddyfield this morning for waders and meet a friend Mr. Benjamin with his brother birding at the same place. I see only, as usual, Wood sandpipers, Long-toed Stint, Great Painted Snipes (male and Female) and Egrets and Herons.

This is a panaromic image taken with SONY NEX-5.
Digiscoped images taken with Kowa TSN-884 +SONY NEX-5.

Yesterday I saw a few waders here ie 2 Whimbrels, 4 Red-necked stints, 1 Great sand plover, 2 Common Red-shanks (hoping able to see Spotted Red shank here), 1 Common sandpiper and 1 Grey-tail Tattler....


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brown Barbet (Caloramphus fuliginosus)

I am shooting under the drizzling rain to all these birds. I take a bit hard time covering my camera with plastic bag to avoid rain water get into it. The weather at the birding area, the whole day drizzling and birds sometimes come very near and have to come out from car to shoot these birds. The Brown Barbet is very well close to me.
Jambu Fruit Dove, (Ptilinopus jambu)
A female bird. I quess around these 3 months period is mating season for birds here in Borneo because I see many birds flying together in pairs and some are building their nest too also in pair. Like these Doves are always together . Chest-nut Scimitar-babbler are seen chasing one other are also in pair. What a romance they have now!!!
Jambu Fruit Dove, (Ptilinopus jambu)
A male bird
Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus)
I find this bird for 2nd.time and this one still at high up the tree branch but lower the earlier one I caught it. Hope next time will much lower.
Happy birding.