Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ordinary Outcome

"Keeping high and dry."

Collared Owlet / Pungguk Kerdil, montane forest, Freaser's Hill, 11/12/11, 2.30 pm.

Hawk Hoax

"Whatever it takes."

Large Hawk Cuckoo / Sewah Tekukur, montane forest, Fraser's Hill, 9/12/11

Monday, December 12, 2011

Knack for Kins

"Just keep it down."

Collared Owlet / Pungggok kerdil drying up feathers after showers all night, mountain region, Fraser's Hill, 9.12.11, 2.30 pm

Sheer Surprise

"We're a world apart."

Tell the difference or similarity between the scarce Yellow-browed Warbler / Cekup Kening Kuning or the fairly common Arctic Warbler / Cekup Artik.

Look for tell tale supercilium, tertial tips (back of wings), number, size and state of wing bars and length of tail.The tertials are dark almost black well contrasted by the overall plumage, and well tipped too, forming clear patterns of white, which first caught my eyes. Only thing I'm not sure is its call- similar or different?

Both are migrants to Fraser's Hill. Mountainous forest, Dec 2011, 8:00 am.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Good Grace

"There's more to go around."

Spot the Osprey / Lang Tiram.

It came from a distance and hovered in the middle of a huge pond, before diving for a simple catch and flying low across the water towards the banks.

Ex-mining pond, Puchong. Dec 2010, 6 pm.

Shadow Shuffler

"Don't speak."

Counting on the right moment under the cover of darkness.

Random birds in certain locations.

Little egret / Bangau kecil - Kajang

Black crimson oriole / Dendang gunung - Fraser's Hill

Collared kingfisher / Pekaka dusun - Sekinchan

Black capped kingfisher / Pekaka kopiah - Muar

Intermediate egret / Bangau bendang - Muar

Ochraceous bulbul / Merbah janggut - Fraser's Hill

Large billed crow / Gagak besar hutan - Fraser's Hill

Black capped night heron / Pucong malam - Sekinchan

Large egret / Bangau besar - Sekinchan

Collared kingfisher / Pekaka dusun - Sekinchan

Timeless Theatre

Inspirations & insights around Malaysia.

1. Gnting highland, Ulu Kali: Bukit Cincin
2 & 3. Fraser's Hill: Lady Maxwell road
4. Sekinchan, Selangor: Sg. Burung (Stream of Birds)
5. Langkawi : Telaga harbour
6. Kemensah
7. Kinrara: Ayer Hitam forest reserve
8. Fraser's Hill: Telecom loop
9. Swallow in Sekinchan, Selangor

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tranquil Treat

"Just like home."

Coming out early in the noon after a short rain spell, flying in and out of lotus leaves and walking on them while foraging. Pretty shy.

Pheasant-tailed Jacana / Burung Teratai, juvenile identified by red crest and incomplete breast band.

Marshy wetlands, Paya Indah, 30 November 2011, 4pm.

Bittersweet Brand

"I've been better."

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher / Sambar Tongkeng Kuning, winter visitor or passage migrant, not afraid to come out during the rain.

Broadleaved forest, Gunung Nuang, Hulu Langat, 25 Sept 2011, 11am.

Simple Sanctum

"Be quick about it."

Buffy Fish Owl / Tumbuk Ketampi @ Burung hantu Kuning @ Ketupu, wetlands, Paya Indah, Dec 2011, 5 pm.