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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Common Moorhen Chicks

22nd March 2009

With migration season coming to the end, I stopped for few minutes at my favorite patch to check for any uncommon migratory birds around the lake. Nothing special except for single Chinese Pond Heron assuming breeding plumage and another 2 Pond Heron sp. preening and enjoying the late sun ...

Then these chicks emerged from the tall grasses together with the parents and it was my first time I saw the juvenile and it looked a bit similar like the juvenile White-breasted Waterhen except it has a small red colour on its crown.

Hehehe hope the new ones will get through !

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, SRB-Griturn and Fujifilm F31D

Patiently waiting for food from the parents

Pied Triller

Striated Grassbird

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Pond Heron sp.

Almost sunset taken from the paddy field nearby

Happy birding !