08 February 2010

Jan-Feb Birding 2010

Guiding was less compare to last year, so took the opportunity to add my list of birds (400's)which I was missing of 2.
Before the end of Jan 2010, I was booked for a birding tour to Sandakan to help a Taiwan grp that needed extra eyes to spot for birds at RDC. They were 16 in total. A mixed grp of professional to "retired" individual.
I was indeed looking forward to add my missing 2 birds to make to 400. This will definately give me the edge. However, RDC (Rainforest Discovery Centre - situated at Sepilok area) was not so happening. Birds was slow and the Bristle head was not to be seen. The group was really dissapointed. However I feel that they will get their 15 birds to make to 200 even without the Bristle head.
Luck was on our side, we did managed to get the remaining 15 and in effect we got more than we expected.
The list : Oriental Honey Buzzard, Thick-billed Pigeon, Large-tailed Nightjar (heard),Edible Nest Swiflet, Brown Needle Tail, House Swift, Rufous Woodpecker, Orange Woodpecker,Buff Rumped Woodpecker,Lesser Green Leafbird, Fiery Minivet, Velvet Fronted Nuthatch, Streaked Bulbul, Red-Eyed Bulbul, Yellow -vented Bulbul, Black-capped Babbler, Erpornis or White-bellied Yuhina, Javan Myna, Rufous-tailed Flycatcher, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker, Ruby Cheek Sunbird, Chestnut Munia, Dusky Munia.
The birding ended without any of Bornean Bristle Head..maybe next time.
Happy Birding
Wandering Whistling Duck

Black back Swamphen



Black Wing Stilt


Bornean Barbet
(coming out from the nest)

Ashy Drongo


A bold attempt capturing Black Shoulder Kite
(using digiscoping)
Bornean Barbet

Long-billed Broadbill


Little Ring Plover


Taiwan Birder's at RDC (lunch break)

Black Headed Bulbul

3 comments:

Cede Prudente said...

yetto get the long tailed broadbill!
nice set, Dens!

hamitsuban said...

ya bro bawa aku ba hehehe

hamitsuban said...

ya bro bawa aku ba hehehe

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