27th September 2009
Thanks again to Chris who found this bird yesterday at the waterfront in front of Hyatt hotel and only managed to drop by for a while this afternoon. After waited for 1 hour, single Aleutian Tern in post breeding came along with Whiskered, Common and Black-winged Tern but in flight shot with my scope was impossible !
There were a few records of this species mentioned in Susan Myer's Birds of Borneo book as it was found in Sarawak last time and this could be the new species for Sabah :)
According from Chris, the name Aleutian came from a stretch of islands on the Alaska where this bird breeds and migrate during the Northern winter yearly to other South East Asia countries.
I didn't get any shot of this Tern but it is available at OBI database here by Michelle and Peter Wong from Hong Kong.
Other birds seen:
Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope Ed82, SRB-Griturn adapter and Fujifilm F31D
- Pacific Reef Egret
- White-bellied Fish Eagle
Happy birding !