10th january 2008
went birding today with keith and maureen from england and they arrived in kota kinabalu this morning around 7.30am tru costa allerga cruise ship originated from HK.
so covered 3 districts today as it is too late to go up at kinabalu national park for endemic birds of borneo, so drove to kota belud for waders, then tuaran for the whistling ducks then to tg aru beach in kota kinabalu for the parrots and mynas.
weather has been cloudy then rained few times today as expected from the meteorological department forecast and enjoyed birding with them as i saw quite a surprised species such as adult and juvenile changable hawk-eagle at tuaran, chinese egret at tg. aru beach then before left back to the port, instead of java sparrow, saw another migrant , the eastern reed-warbler !
was it a nest up there ?
total species seen today was 51 birds and could be more if the weather was fine hehehe :p