30 November 2013

Asian Paradise Flycatcher



A fascinating flycatcher - wish it would stay longer for me to get a better picture.

Enjoy. 

20 September 2013

Common Iora - aegithina tiphia




Very widely distributed and but not easy bird to photograph.

Happy Birding

A bulbul and flycather



 


Found sometime to process this pictures. Taken last 2 months ago and this was the only birds that time. Its was a slow birding but looking forward to go there again.

Happy Birding.

White-fronted Falconet - also known Bornean Falconet

microhierax latiforms

The smallest of raptor family - can easily mistaken for just another bird. Disgiscoped this on the way to Crocker Range Park. Unfortunately this was the only picture worth showing.

Happy Birding.

08 August 2013

Whitehead's Trogon - Male


This juvenile male was to shy too show its front view.


Finally the adult male of Whitehead Trogon. It was quite a long wait for me as my friends were more luckier but its all worth the wait.

Enjoy.

15 June 2013

A day at Mahua Waterfalls


A nice day out at Mahua waterfalls today, its a 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu. The Mahua waterfalls is under the Sabah Parks management and starting to lure birders and photographers alike .Also very popular as a picnic destinations because of it's spectacular falls.  




Whitehead's Broadbill -calyptomena whiteheadi(Female)


Bornean Whistling Thrush
Happy Birding

11 June 2013

Bornean Spiderhunter formerly known as Streak spiderhunter.



Bornean Spiderhunter
Arachnothera affinis

Thank you for the 1st Borneo Birdrace with 7 countries participating (8 bird clubs- Taiwan send two clubs) that I was able to finally finish my spiderhunter list but I do not have any picture to proof that I have seen it. However this Bornean Spiderhunter was there to fill up that pictureless of the Grey-breasted Spiderhunter. Earlier, I posted this was the Grey-breasted Spiderhunter, my apologies to my readers.

Happy Birding.

A birding fest during 5th Borneo Bird Festival (7th - 9th June 2013)

Birding was fantastic during the 5th Borneo Bird Festival and below are few species that I could managed  to digiscope due to the hectic program.



Baya Weaver - a large group of them building their nest along the road side to Sepilok Orang Center.




A female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, however I missed the male.



Rafffles's Malkoha, the smallest of Malkoha's Borneo. Feeds like squirrel like behavior, making short gliding flights from tree to tree.


Diard's Trogon Female - a frequent visitor at RDC (Rainforest Discovery Centre). But again its never guaranteed that its an easy sighting.

Happy Birding.

27 May 2013

A Great Weekend - May 2013


Bornean Leafbird - chloropsis kinabaluensis (female)
Endemic

A very fruitful weekend. Got a tip to visit a new birding area and it looks promising. Will come back again soon to explore the trails. 


Long-tailed Broadbill with young.
(they nest was empty the next day - the young had flown which was a very good sign)



Ochraceous Bulbul - alophoixus ochraceus


Hill Blue flycatcher - cyronis banyumas (female)

Happy Birding.

24 February 2013

First Birding of the year 2013


Indigo flycather

Taken with Nikon V1 - 10mm lens attach to Kowa TSN 603/ 20 X eyepiece.
My first decent picture with the Nikon V1 after bought it since last year in October. All the pictures were touch up with Lightroom 4 and crop to 40 percent. However this was not the best days as it was bad lighting due to bad weather as expected at Mt Kinabalu with its ever unpredictable behavior. 

Hope to post more pictures with the Nikon V1 with Kowa TSN 603.



Female Little Pied Flycatcher


Male Little Pied Flycatcher

Happy Birding

Temminks Sunbird female

Temminks Sunbird female

Temminks Sunbird

Temminks Sunbird

Indigo flycatcher

Indigo flycatcher

Yellow Breasted Warbler

Yellow Breasted Warbler

Black Collared Starlings

Black Collared Starlings
2 birds , winter from South China

Starlings Video

Little Heron

Little Heron

Grey Tail Tattler

Grey Tail Tattler

Crested Myna

Crested Myna

Chesnut Cheeked Starling-Sturnus phillipines

Chesnut Cheeked Starling-Sturnus phillipines
Second Lifer

Pink Necked Green Pigeon - video

Crested Myna video

Pink Necked Green Pigeon

Pink Necked Green Pigeon
My best ever effort with digiscoping

Cattle Egret!!

Black Collared Starlings

Black Collared Starlings
Lifer of the Day....spot at Penampang-Dongongon roadside

Oriental Pratincole

Oriental Pratincole
At the road side Penampang/Dongongon bypass

Black Headed Munia

Black Headed Munia
Shot at padi field at Penampang

Waders feeding

Waders feeding
digiscope

Ruff - digiscope

Ruff - digiscope
Only bird / Penampang rice field

Black Wing Stilt - digiscope

Black Wing Stilt - digiscope
Taken at Penampang roadside

Wimbrel - digiscope

Wimbrel - digiscope
Sighted at Lok Kawi Mud flat

Pacific Egret - Grey Form

Pacific Egret - Grey Form
digiscope

Snipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHP6RE_IS_k

Sunset

Sunset
Nature

Digiscoping Equipment

Digiscoping Equipment

Equipment use for birding

  • Nikon D300
  • SLIK tripod / Monfrotto ProB tripod with Monfrotto Video Head 701HDV
  • Kowa Universal adapter
  • Canon G9 / Nikon L16 Coolpix
  • TSN603 with 45X wide angle / 20X wide angle
  • Nikon Monarch 10x42

Birding at Tambunan

Birding at Tambunan
Mountain Barbet / Andrew and Karim in action

Birding Time with Good Friends

22 April 08

Late updating, few trips with Jason and CK. We had a good sight of the Whitehead Spider Hunter. They took pictures (digiscoping). Have not seen it yet.

Jason on the scope for Whiteheads broadbill

Jason on the scope for Whiteheads broadbill
Broadbill quest

CK (front carrying his scope) and Jason

CK (front carrying his scope) and Jason

Jason - Tabin restaurant platform

Jason - Tabin restaurant platform

Tabin

Tabin
Jason - bird spotting