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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pictures From The Paddy Field

13th - 22th Feb 2010

Intensive searched for the Grass Owl in Tuaran and Long-billed Plover at Penampang recently did not produced any satisfying results. The Long-billed Plover was found by Denis at Penampang with CK Leong making this area as one of the hot spot for migratory species comparable with Tempasuk Plain that turned up recently such as:
  • Great Bittern
  • Common Teal
  • Common Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Long-billed Plover
  • Dunlin
  • Temminck's Stint
  • Buff-banded Rail
  • Sand Martin
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Black Drongo
  • Black-collared Starling

Collection of pictures digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, FSA-L1 adapter and Nikon D300s at both places

Brahminy Kite

Chinese Egret

Little Ringed Plover

Wood Sandpiper

Long-toed Stint

Straited Grassbird

Olive-backed Sunbird

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Yellow-bellied Prinia

I will be off for few nights at the mountain next week. Happy birding :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Common Coot (Fulica atra)

2nd Feb 2010

One of the rare vagrant for Borneo with only few records from Brunei and Sabah and was found yesterday by Ck Leong while searching for the probably a Pheasant-tailed Jacana sighted by Roger last Sunday. Luckily the bird was still there when the gang arrived this morning hehehe :)

Size is bigger than the resident Common Moorhen and Black-backed Swamphen and only single bird seen today among the other species such as the Wandering Whistling Duck, Whiskered Tern, Striated Grassbird and Cinnamon Bittern.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, FSA-L1 adapter and D300s.

Common Moorhen
with Common Coot

Black-backed Swamphen

Ck, Ben and Karim busy shooting the Common Coot

My Borneo list has reached 425 species now and I received my Borneo 400 badge from Ck today too :)

Happy birding !