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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

8th December 2011

Saw this in Corby, England last year and a vagrant in my place and seen once at Pulau Tiga by Chris Kehoe. It was seen at Penampang paddy field by CK Leong in the morning before I arrived for the Blue-tailed Bee Eater.

Some of my friends were so lucky to see this few times at the same place with perfect pictures hahaha and I managed only a record shot despite searching for it the last few days in rain and shine !

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

The flight pattern of this bird resembled like a Cuckoo

A the mountain now be back tomorrow afternoon. Will try again for the Starling ...

Happy birding !


John said...

Hi Jason,
Been put onto your blog by Andrew (from Rambles with a camera).
Some lovely photos, are they all digiscoped images? I am trying to get better at this form of photography, but have a long way to go to match you!
Weird to think that a bird like a Starling can cause such excitement, although they are gorgeous birds, they are a bit too common here in the U.K. to cause quite the same feelings!

Zaim Hazim said...

Hehe had a few visitors from Nottingham whom felt the same with our Eurasian treesparrow, which are rare over there?

Nice finds.. Didnt spot the red billed and common, but did find a pair of black-collared starlings at Penampang. Didn't get good pics tho. really need a digiscope.

Jason Bugay Reyes a.k.a horukuru said...

Yup the Eurasian Treesparrow is declining now in England with many reasons.

Why don't you get a Nikon scope the ED82 with DS30x eyepiece ? The value is great comparable with Swarovski AT and Zeiss FL :)