Sunday, March 27, 2011

Surviving the cute Spotted Dove chick! 27. 03. 2011

I find this chick by the side of the road near my house. It is luckily no cats around otherwise that the end of it. I try to find its nest but can not find. So no where to release it and I am trying to save it. Hoping I manage to save it till it fledge.

Yes it is cute.
I modify the stud for food and water container for the chick.
I buy the chick food from pet shop.
I try to feed the chick but fail as its mouth I can not open. I feel happy because the bird at least can sip the water when I dip its beak into the water.
There it is inside the plastic container safely.
It is covered so that it will not get rain.
Happy birding.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chinese Religion parade - 26/03/2011

For the first time I see the Chinese community here in Kota Kinabalu city having or do religion parade in the town. When I see this occasion.....I say "Oohh this is may be something like how Chinese do every year or particular day/days in China commemorating/celebrating/praying."
Like very much to see them with beautiful and colorful dresses. May be next to see is Hinduism?

Sunday, March 13, 2011


This bird is quite large as big as the black-backed swamphen. I am not sure about this bird but the feeling that this is a male non-breeding bird. Hope one day shall have a chance to see the male-breeding with long red frontal shield.

Happy birding.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Red Avadavat

These small birds are very active this morning. Hardly seen without binoculars. I caught one of them yesterday at late afternoon. Appealing again this morning for better images. These thus far best images I manage which are better than yeasterday one. Rare birds to be found here in Kota Kinabalu. My first time seeing them on the field and is my lifer.

Happy birding...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Birding at Kinabalu National Park and Poring.

Poring hot-spring, Ranau is popular and wonderful place to visit. Most people going there is simply to take bath and dipping themselves in its hot water pools where the water spring out from the deep earth. More infromation from this website:

Scaly-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus)

Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus)
White-crowned Shama (Copsychus stricklandii barbouri)
White-crowned Forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)
Happy birding.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Black-collared Starling

The padifields have been ploughed and I visit the fields for three days now - morning and afternoon. There is no new species that I can add to my bird list. Common birds on the paddifields are Juvenile Java and Chinese and Purple Herons and Wood Sandpiper and Egrets.
Uncommon are these Black-cllared starling and Oriental Pratincole.

Black-collared Starling..

Oriental Pratincole..
Happy birding...