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Monday, January 5, 2009

Daily Birding In Kota Kinabalu City

5th January 2008



Spent few hours at Tanjung Aru Beach around the Prince Phillip Park today hoping to see the Red-throated Flycatcher and Oriental honey-Buzzard, but no luck with these two birds. Weather was a bit dull in the morning and quite challenging while taking pictures against the grey sky.

Some of my shots today;


View of Sulug and Manukan Island


Shell Traffic Competitions for school childrens held yearly at this place


Neat and clean park suitable for picnic and barbeque during weekends and school holidays


Dollarbird is common around the beach


Collared Kingfisher in action !


Great Egret


Little Egret


Tanjung Aru beach is a nice place for beginners in bird watching as most of the common species could be seen here especially the noisy Blue-naped Parrot and Asian Glossy Starling with combination of waterbirds too example like the Chinese Egret and Whiskered Tern were seen today.

Other birds seen today;
  • Pacific Reef Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • White-bellied Fish Eagle
  • Pacific Golden Plover
  • Grey-tailed Tattler
  • Whimbrel
  • Green Imperial Pigeon
  • Pink-necked Green Pigeon
  • Spotted Dove
  • Zebra Dove
  • Asian Palm Swift
  • Pied Fantail
  • Crested Myna
  • White-breasted wood-Swallow
  • Olive-backed Sunbird
  • Black-headed Munia
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Pictures was digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, SRB-Griturn Mk II adapter and Fujifilm F31d

Happy birding !

3 comments:

S.C.E. said...

That's a great shot of the Egret!

Hey-I can leave comments again, did you change your settings?

horukuru said...

Hahaha no setting changed :p

Maybe because is it new year ?

Jon Yehsi said...

Nice shot... i've been following ur blog for quite sometimes... Nice work...