My Binoculars and Spotting Scopes Supported by Swarovski Optik

12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Review of Swarovski Modular Spotting Scopes

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Record Shot Of Asian Koel

7th January 2009



At last after waiting for 2 hours, the male Asian Koel was spotted at one of the fig tree but unfortunately it was a bit dark and far, only managed to get record shots of this shy bird which is a winter visitor to Borneo :)

The female was seen in flight but no opportunity to take any pictures ...


Male Asian Koel


My best shot so far of this Dollarbird compared with the previous one


Magpie Robin (Bornean subspecies without white on the belly)


Supposed to be a parking lot for visitors to the beach but it is not well maintained


Karim testing my new toy hahaha :p


Earlier this morning, i went to Lok Kawi Beach to check the waders and the tide was higher and most of the waders was found feeding along the beach. Only few usual species seen today.
  • Great Egret x 1
  • Little Egret x 1
  • Chinese Egret x 1
  • Terek Sandpiper x 1
  • Malaysian Plover x 2
  • Lesser Sand Plover x 20
  • Greater Sand Plover 10
  • Grey Plover x 1
  • Ruddy Turnstone x 8

A bit dirty ...


Greater and Lesser Sand Plover with Ruddy Turnstone


Female Kentish Plover resting not far from where i was sitting


Little Egret with Greater Sand Plover around


Single Grey Plover and considered uncommon visitor to this beach


Endangered Chinese Egret


Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, SRB-Griturn Mk II adapter and Fujifilm F31d

Happy birding and digiscoping !

1 comment:

T and S said...

The dollarbird is a rare sighting down south in India and you have captured it beautifully...Thomas