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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

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grey-headed Lapwing (vanellus cinereus)

22nd November 2011



My best friend Roy saw it at Penampang paddy field last Sunday morning causing another excitement among the gang and they rushed to the site within 1 hour but I couldn't make it that day. Met with Ron and Roy yesterday at the same site and saw this pretty looking vagrant for North Borneo hunting for small shells at the paddy field. My last sighting was in Tuaran, 30th November 2007 together with Karim heheh. Refer to this post http://horukuru.blogspot.com/search/label/Grey-headed%20Lapwing

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



 




I will do a summary of latest rare and vagrant species that has shown up at Penampang on my next posting. Happy birding !

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

18th November 2011



Another lifer and vagrant found at Penampang paddy field while searching for the Northern Shoveler with Jordan recently. There were 2 birds flying around mixing with Pacific and Barn Swallow, Glossy with Nest-Swiftlet sp. The obvious rump colour caught my attention while looking at the Nest-Swiftlet sp. in flight which looked like the Himalayan Swift.

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



 


Happy birding !

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunda Bush Warbler

19th November 2011



One of the Greater Sunda endemic found at high elevation and at North Borneo, it is mainly found above 1600mm from sea level. One of the best place to see them at Timpohon Gate, the starting point for climbers at Mt. Kinabalu.

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

500mm ~ cropped for composition edited with Nikon Capture NX2






Happy birding !

Monday, November 14, 2011

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

14th November 2011



After a week recovering from car accident two Saturday ago causing deep cut on my right palm, went to Tanjung Aru beach with Joe and Alven this afternoon for the Brown Shrike which was seen by others last weekends.

The feeling was awesome looking at this common winter visitors from North Asia through the viewfinder especially when you were shooting with your best friends side by side hahaha. I will be back again hopefully tomorrow to get more images with videos if possible.

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

750mm ~ Cropped 33% edited with Nikon Capture NX2




Happy birding and thanks to Alven for pointing out the exact location of this beauty !

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Birding With Andrew & Anthousa

27th October - 2nd November 2011



Had a great time birding and watching wildlife for a week with Andrew and Anthousa, both hailed from Canada, they used this opportunity on their way back to their hometown to enjoy some of the best spots in Asia for holidays after spending 2 and a half years studying in Australia.

A group of Bornean Pygmy Elephant, Storm's Stork seen twice in flight, Bornean Bristlehead at Sepilok and Fruithunter were some of the highlight seen recently and a total of 140 birds recorded on this trip despite the rain occurred in the morning and afternoon.

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



What a luck !



A pair seen on my final morning along Power Station road




 

My second sightings of baby Orang Utan in the wild ...









My favorite boatman, Aliu



Andrew & Anthousa getting ready for morning cruise



Misty morning along Kinabatangan river




 



Menanggul river in the mist ...




One of my favorite bird !



Happy birding !