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Friday, October 17, 2008

penampang paddy field

17th october 2008

my friend Denis informed me this morning the old paddy field at the new penampang road has been ploughed and irrigated for paddy planting and saw he few waders around too.

when i arrived, it was a bit windy but looking through my scope, i could see few birds such as black-winged stilts around 50 over together with wood sandpiper, marsh sandpiper and barn swallow flying around the field.

this is a good sign for waterbirds that arrives during the migration season which started last month until next april for getting enough supply before procedding to their wintering site and back to their origin for breeding.

the distance to the nearest south china sea is only around 10km so hope more will come to this place in the future :)

paddy field next to the busy road

cattle egret following the machine

flocks of cattle and little egret

black-winged stilt are back now to this place now where it used to be more than 100 birds at one time several years ago

other birds seen;
  • whiskered tern
  • spotted dove
  • black-winged kite
  • brahminy kite

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

happy birding everyone :o