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.
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.
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.
Been planing to visit Subic Bay (a former US base situated at Philippine island) and the Candaba Wetlands for quite some time. Finally made there and it was a nice place and the birds were not disappointing. Here are some pictures that I managed to photograph but it all just a record piece. However my pictures from Candaba was not great due to poor lighting (because we arrived late). Below list:-
Candaba:- Long-tailed Shrike, Striated Grass Bird, Barred Rail, Common Water-hen, Bunting ?, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Bittern, Black-winged Stilt, Cattle Egret.
My aim was to see the Coleto, a starling family (which we name one of the streets here). I was fascinated to know more of this creature and on the first day of birding it did not disappoint me. This birds were quite easy to see at Subic well kept forest as they fly in flocks just like its other starlings family. This birding trip was indeed a nice and easy birding and below are the lifers that I managed to take. Wish had a better camera.
A pair of Philippine Serpent Eagle
Long-tailed Shrike - Nasutus
Tarictic Hornbill - rare
The Malaysia Peninsula and Continental Asia White-throated Kingfisher has a larger and longer white spot that runs down almost to the vent area. But in this Philippine sps it has only a small spot right up the neck/throat area. Very interesting observational as the Malaysia and Continental Asia cousin should be renamed as White-breasted Kingfisher. Reference www.orientalbirdimages.org