Today's weather was hot as the previous weeks. It seems the dry season is coming earlier than anticipated. I heard that some areas are hit badly and water rationing are been applied.
Despite the heat, I decided to check out Sugud area (where we sighted the Banded Kingfisher in 2009) which was 30 minutes drive from my house. Surprisingly the road has been upgraded to certain percentage. It will be nice if the authorities will completely sealed it by this year.
Sugud was silent when I arrived but did sighted a verditer, hairy back bulbul, cream vented bulbul, red crown barbet (juvenile), crimson breasted flowerpecker, orange-bellied flowerpecker, Greater Leafbird, velvet nuthatch, little spider hunter, crested serpent eagle, blue-throated bee-eater, grey-rumped treeswift, chestnut bellied malkoha, However none of this were photograph unfortunately.
Birding was slowing at Sugud so decided to drive to Sugud and check out the waders and called Karim @sinooorita if he is birding there. Luckily for me he was there. Got some Kentish plover, a wimbrel, greater sand plover, lesser sand plover. Tried digiscoping them this was the result. After spending almost 1 hour under the sun, I decided to move to Tanjung Aru Beach. The Blue Naped Parrot was there as usual and took some pictures of other birds too.
The day ended with a very hot piercing weather and I was happy to be back home away from the scourging sun.
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