My Binoculars and Spotting Scopes Sponsored by Swarovski Optik

12 Days Birding & Bird Photography Tours In Sabah, Borneo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Birding In Style With Siewlin

20th - 23rd November 2012

Much laughter and fun searching for endemics at Mt. Kinabalu and Mahua Waterfall recently with the gang and Siewlin with his brother Sian both now live in USA and Ireland spending their retirement with weekends birding and golfing !

During the trip, saw and photographe the rare endemic such as Whitehead's Trogon, Crimson-headed Partridge and Fruithunter. Even Siewlin equipped with Digiscoping also got her shots of those !

Images taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4x


 Female Whitehead's Trogon, my best shot in the open so far !

 Crimson-headed Partridge were playing hide and seek

 Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher

Temmnick's Sunbird

I will be attending the Sabah Park Biodiversity Expo at Tawau Hills Park from the 6th - 9th December 2012 with Kinabalu Avian Club. Details on top of my blog.

See you all there and happy birding.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Osprey ...

9th - 10th November 2012

Tempasuk paddy field at Kota Belud is considered one of the best place in Sabah to get some of the vagrant from North Asia such as Pacific Black Duck, Asiatic Dowitcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Mallard. When CK Leong found a pair of Coot recently with his clients, I was hoping to get a better pictures, but unfortunately, the distance was far even with my Digiscoping rig.

The Coot was seen mixing together with lots of Common Moorhen and Black-backed Swamphen. Looking through the scope for a while plus the shimmer heat caused dizziness then I decided to call it a day. Last Saturday with the gang, we didn't get to see the Coot but Osprey was entertaining enough for everyone in a warm morning with excellent blue sky !

Taken with Nikon D300s + 300mm 2.8 VR II + TC1.4x + Blackberry Bold 9900

Mt. Kinabalu

With the gang

A pair of Lesser Adjutant

There were hundreds of Wandering Whistling Duck at the paddy field together with Garganey

My best shot of this Osprey ! I need eye contact next time I hope ...

Happy birding !