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14 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

94 species of birds in 1 day at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Cotton Carrier

Monday, November 12, 2012

Osprey ...

9th - 10th November 2012



Tempasuk paddy field at Kota Belud is considered one of the best place in Sabah to get some of the vagrant from North Asia such as Pacific Black Duck, Asiatic Dowitcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Mallard. When CK Leong found a pair of Coot recently with his clients, I was hoping to get a better pictures, but unfortunately, the distance was far even with my Digiscoping rig.

The Coot was seen mixing together with lots of Common Moorhen and Black-backed Swamphen. Looking through the scope for a while plus the shimmer heat caused dizziness then I decided to call it a day. Last Saturday with the gang, we didn't get to see the Coot but Osprey was entertaining enough for everyone in a warm morning with excellent blue sky !

Taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4x + Blackberry Bold 9900



Mt. Kinabalu



With the gang



A pair of Lesser Adjutant



There were hundreds of Wandering Whistling Duck at the paddy field together with Garganey



My best shot of this Osprey ! I need eye contact next time I hope ...



Happy birding !

1 comment:

John said...

Looks hot ! Some fine birds, though.