Monday, April 25, 2011

Shooting at RDC

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.
Crested Serpent Eagle

Red-naped Trogon
Scarlet-rumped Trogon
Diard's Trogon
Black-backed Kingfisher
Additional bird to my bird list.
Black Hornbill

Red-bearded bee-eater

Bronze Drongo


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Oriental Cuckoo

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.



Happy birding.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blyth's hawk eagle

There was nothing to do yesterday, a friend Denis took me to Crocker range for birding.
Very interesting moments when he called me for this bird. More pictures of this bird at his blog. Thank you Denis.


video
Happy birding.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rails

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.
Slaty-breasted Rail.

Buff-banded Rail.


Happy birding.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Black-and-red Broadbill

This is a lowland forest bird but it can be seen near the roadside fresh water pond during nesting (so far that I have seen). It can go up quite higher altitude too.


This is how this bird nest look like. The nest usually is on the the dead tree on the fresh water pond.
Happy birding.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Oriental Prantincole

Many of these birds in the field. I do not see them present in the field until suddenly flocks of them fly off to the air when Black-shouldered kite come near them.


They fly more higher than the Black-shoulder kite does to avoid being get capture.
Happy birding.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Somekind Grasshopper?

It was been hard day yesterday birding because there were no birds to photograph. But I enjoyed the cool mountain breeze though beside that I did birdwatching only. At the end of the day before leaving home, I found this little snow-white grasshopper-like.

video
Happy birding.