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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

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mission Completed - Hook-billed Bulbul !

22nd - 23rd January 2011



At last !

2nd achievement by finding these elusive Hook-billed Bulbul with the gang from BBC @ Keting2 :)

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo adapter on Nikon D3s





Taken at ISO 12800


Happy birding !

Friday, January 14, 2011

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

13th January 2011



Common winter visitor from September - April in my place and some of the shots taken yesterday while waiting for the Eurasian Teal for some action shot.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s


It caught 2 Damselfly !







Happy shooting !

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

White-breasted Wood Swallow (Artamus leucorynchus)




One of my favorite bird in North Borneo and can be seen easily around the paddy field hawking for insects and bees. Territorial bird and lives in pair, sometimes formed a big flocks up to 20 birds. I have seen it attacking bird of prey especially Brahminy Kite and Osprey !

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s







Happy shooting !

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca)

9th January 2011



Series of images captured at Tuaran district after being informed by friend the present of a pair of Eurasian Teal nearby the Chinese Temple. Considered vagrant visitor to North Borneo and making up total 6 species of Ducks has been recorded in Tuaran district.
  • Eurasian Teal
  • Garganey
  • Tufted Duck
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Wandering Whistling Duck

My new lifer for 2011 together with the gang yesterday observing and trying to get some good images of this elusive duck but unfortunately, it spent most of its time sleeping the whole day !

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s and edited with Nikon Capture NX2








The female on the right showed more rufous on the underparts ? Anyone idea ?




Happy birding !