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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

latest update at penampang paddy field

29th october 2008

it has been interesting weeks at this area with more uncommon birds mostly migrant has been spotted by my friends recently. latest additions and hopefully more to come;
  • common kestrel
  • oriental pranticole
  • ruff
  • red-necked phalarope
  • chestnut-cheeked starling and
  • a pair of black-collared starling !!! found by denis and thomas foo yesterday and they managed to record a short video with pictures too :o

the black-collared starling is not recorded in borneo (so far that i know) and this probably a new record for the island :)

more paddy fields were ploughed with machines today

small pond next to the paddy field were i saw the common kingfisher perched this afternoon

pink-necked green-pigeon

domestic duck

megalith used by the farmer to marked boundary of their lands

this would be another alternative for birders who wanted to go birding at paddy field because the journey from kota kinabalu city to penampang takes around 20 minutes drive compared with papar and kota belud paddy field which takes at least an hour drive.

digiscoped with nikon fieldscope ED82, srb-griturn Mk II adapter and fujifilm f31d

happy birding !