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Monday, October 22, 2012

Penampang Paddy Field Part I ~ Black-winged Stilt

21st October 2012

Spent 2 hours watching birds at one of the hot spot for migratory birds in Penampang paddy field yesterday hoping to see Northern Lapwing ! Despite the rain, from my car, birds were seen feeding as usual. Last year in October, there were Oriental Plover, Ruff and Little Curlew plus Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Tufted Duck and Northern Shoveler ...

The list of visitors seen :
  1. 2 Grey Heron among the flocks of Egrets
  2. Juvenile Rufous Night Heron
  3. Striated Heron
  4. Great Egret
  5. Intermediate Egret
  6. Little Egret
  7. Cattle Egret
  8. Wood Sandpiper
  9. Marsh Sandpiper
  10. Common Greenshank
  11. Long-toed Stint
  12. Black-winged Stilt ~ Mostly juvenile
  13. Whiskered Tern
  14. Common Kestrel ~ It was attacking the flocks of Black-headed Munia few times with Black-shouldered Kite

 Ready for the next planting

Recently harvested 

Good comparison between Marsh Sandpiper (top) and Common Greenshank (above)

Juvenile Black-winged Stilt, used to be rare in North Borneo according to my friend CK. Now you will see them every year from September - April during the migratory season.

As I mentioned on my last posting about the 4th Borneo Bird Festival, check this posting belong to Jessie

Happy birding !


Murphy said...

Thanks for the update. I was planning to go there also yesterday morning. Probably will go on this weekend.

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

Hio Murph,

Call me at 0187205098 :) we can go together if you want :p

Murphy said...

Are you serious? :-)
It'll be great if there is a guru like you around. I can't even tell the difference between sandpiper and shank. Most likely I'll go on Sat's morning if weather permits. I'll sms u. Thank you.