On the December 7, 2011 there are another 2 rare birds found at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah state after the Pied Avocet. Beside these 2 starlings, a Blue-tailed Bee-eater sighted in the same area and photographed by avid photograpers and also rare species. The year of 2011 are best year of birds rarity incarnation in the country.
On December 2, 2011, this bird was found at Tuaran Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. It is a lifer to everybody. Almost all birders in the State are rushing to the site and I spent half a day watching and photograping this lovely bird.
Another waders are found this year 2011. I am consider lucky that I am able to see these birds almost every year. The phalarope is not predictable to where it uses to be except as long there is water. I was even find it on a small pool of water in the middle of the road and I just could not believe it when I saw it.
After searching for about 4 years and at last I got this bird from friends Eugene Cheah and Andrew Siani information. My next target will be Long-billed Plover which is hard to identify from Little Ringed Plover especially at juvenile stage.
After waiting for almost 4 years for good pictures of this bird finally ended. Add to my knowledge of how these birds looking after their baby. They are by turn searching foods for their chick. One go and another stay.
Surfing is another healthy activity and just quite surprising that when I turning to our beach, a number of surfers surfing and quite a numbers watchers sit still on the rock along the beach watching them surfing too.
Birding is one of very good activities. Giving good exercise to human bodies. When you go for birding, 100% sure that you are breathing clean air. You are giving carbon dioxide to trees and in return you receive oxygen from them. What is a healthy air!! Then, what you see when you are birding....wow! many beautiful birds, many insects, many mammals.....minute living things and what else..... oohhh...many many many more....beautiful flowers etc. Then incredibly what I saw was an inesct-CICADA-casting water unbelieveable intermittently but non stop from its body. May be this insect is drying itself and die because this insect life is very short. See the movie that I record. Have you seen this before?
I went to Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan last week attentionally for Ruddy Kingfisher which was seen two days ago before I reached the location. Birding there for two days but no sign of Ruddy Kingfisher seen. Hopefully next time. While came and went from the location, I shot other birds. There were many birds seen but I could digiscoped a few only. I missed Bornean Bristlhead too.
It was so wonderful taking pictures with these birds. They were not so active though busy looking for food. Thanks to Wan Iskandar Buniyamin for taking me to the place where he found these birds. These birds are my lifers.
Female bird. Male bird. This one was staying on the ground to catch worms. and so this male bird.
Excitedly seeing many rails in the paddyfield. They are about ten of them. I hardly see this many before and most of the time I see one rail only and not approachable. When this bird see you, it quickly runs away to the bushes.