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94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Saturday, February 2, 2008

no nordmann's greenshank but i got ruff !

2nd february 2008


visited one of my favorite patch about 15 minutes away from my parents' house late this morning around 10.30am. last year, counted more than 100 black-winged stilts and pacific golden plovers at the same month, but this year it was lesser as expected :p probably due to the changes of climate and unusual seasons ...

kids playing around and some of them was fishing using nets


perfect blue sky but heat haze was obvious while looking through my scope :p


flocks of common greenshanks but some of them looked like nordmann's ...


grey heron


shaky wooden plank as i tried to photographed the grey heron


hahaha single ruff among the common greenshanks, another lifer today :)


spent nearly 4 hours around the wetland before i picked my mum from her office nearby. when we arrived at home, beautiful package from angela contained waterproof beg and lcd sunshade :p so my digiscoping rig getting exciting now hahaha !

continued birding around 5pm after a long chat with my best friend and drove to different wetland where i saw few smooth-coated otters last year. tested the lcd sunshade with magnifying glass and below is the result

brown-capped woodpecker


pacific swallow

so far so good and i'll try tomorrow during bright sunlight to see how well the sunshade perform :)

birds seen today

  • purple herons
  • grey herons
  • brahminy kite
  • osprey
  • common kingfishers
  • black-winged stilts
  • common greenshanks
  • marsh sandpipers
  • barn swallows
  • little egrets
  • great egrets
  • intermediate egrets
  • ruff
  • pacific swallows
  • yellow-vented bulbuls
  • pied triller
  • white-breasted wood-swallows
  • brown-capped woodpeckers
  • oriental darter
  • white-bellied sea-eagle

pictures was digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn adapter and fujifilm f31d

1 comment:

Jordan Sitorus said...

Some great shots u hv here fren. I just wish I hv ample knowledge of birds to be able to list them down everytime like yours. Envy ur skills & knowledge.

I'm considering a bino now...what's the specs for an infant like me? the most decent quality & budget. Searched the internet...mostly for Pros. Your recommendation?