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12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Migratory Season Has Started

18th August 2011

As expected few species from North Asia has arrived at Lok Kawi beach, one of the place where I normally do my yearly counting. So far, common species has been seen and photographed such as Pacific Golden Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler and Greater Sand Plover.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s


This is how they were enjoying the evening breeze hehehe

Happy birding !

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Little Tern

12th August 2011

While driving to one of the beach in my local patch yesterday, saw a pair of Tern from a distance flying high and low at a used to be a watermelon farm next to the mangrove but now covered with soil roughly about an acre and there were cows with Cattle Egret too.

Upon careful inspections, saw 2 juvenile Little Tern on the ground guarded by one of the parent while the other one was busy distracting few Cattle Egret nearby by swooping on top back and forth. The next 1 hour spent taking pictures in flight of the Tern !

Little Tern is a common winter visitor but arrived in my place only in small number from September - April. It could be seen at Likas Mudflat and Lok Kawi beach together with the other waterbirds and considered the smallest in the region.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via Nikon FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s

Happy birding ! 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Birding With Greg & Terri

27th - 29th July 2011

Spent few nights at Kinabalu National Park to get some of the montane endemic for Greg & Terri and managed to get excellent view of Whitehead's Spiderhunter, Trogon and Broadbill ! Other species seen such as Grey-headed Babbler, White-browed Shotwing and Mt. Wren-Babbler. On final afternoon, visited Lok Kawi and Tg. Aru beach and saw Little Tern together with Greater Sand Plover, Grey-tailed Tattler and Blue-naped Parrot. Total species seen over 150 birds including their visit at Danum Valley.

Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85, 25xLER Eyepiece via Nikon FSB-U1 Universal Adapter on Nikon P7000

Happy birding !