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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

paul and family

woke up early this morning and met paul and jean together with their kids from holland and has been on holiday nearly 5 weeks now for a day birding at kinabalu national park which started at power station then after breakfast, explored silau-silau trail that produced good birds for them hehehe :)


a bit cloudy then gradually blue sky accompanied us for the whole day and at power station, some of the endemic found was the bornean whistling thrush, chestnut-crested yuhina, mountain blackeye and the noisy bornean treepie.

photography possessed some difficulty especially birds that perched against the grey sky and got 2 record shot of the black and crimson oriole with the hair-crested drongo after lunch. some of fast enough birds for digiscoping such as ochraceous bulbul, bare-headed laughingthrush, mountain wren-babbler and the never-stay-put grey-throated babbler !

black and crimson oriole after swallowing green caterpillar


hair-crested drongo

other birds seen today :
  • bornean treepie
  • bornean whistling thrush
  • bornean whistler
  • checker-throated woodpecker
  • moutain leaf warbler
  • mountain tailorbird
  • whitehead's trogon
  • moutain imperial pigeon
  • white-browed shrike-babbler
  • white-throated fantail
  • indigo flycatcher with juvenile
  • ashy drongo
  • grey-chinned minivet
  • chestnut-hooded laughingthrush
  • glossy swiftlet
  • black-capped white-eye
  • black-sided flowerpecker

digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn Mk II adapter and fujifilm f31d

1 comment:

Andy said...

Nice Blog! Not too many about birding in Borneo.

I am coming to Borneo next year and I am interested in staying at the Rainforest Discovery Center in Danum Valley. Who does one need to contact to arrange a trip there?

-Andy Boyce
boyceangler@yahoo.com