Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Day Trip to Ulu Langat

On the 23rd of April, I decided to take a day off from my work and went to Ulu Langat for a one day birding trip. The main purpose of the trip was to photograph the nesting and feeding activities of the Rufous Back Kingfisher at the lowland forest of Ulu Langat. According to the information from the local photographers, the nesting activities was toward the end of the cycle, the chicks will vacate the nest by this weekend. In order not to miss this rare opportunity, I decided to fly to KL on the first flight and return to Penang on the last flight of the day. The airfare itself was not cheap, it almost burnt a hole on my wallet, but I had no choice else I will miss the rare opportunity.

The adult Rufous Back Kingfishers were busy
feeding the chicks. The main source of food was
insects, frog, and lizards

The interval of each feeding was about 45 to 60 minutes. While waiting for the adult Rufous Back Kingfisher returning to the nest, I had the opportunity to photograph the Banded Kingfisher and Horsfield Babbler.

Banded Kingfisher 

Horsfield Babbler

It was a very satisfied trip to Ulu Langat. I was glad that I made the decision to visit here. I successfully added another 3 species to my lifer list. Oh not to forget, I would like to thank Mr No Good who came to airport to fetch me and bought me to the shooting location.

Your comments are most welcome.


Bob Bushell said...

Wow, they are beautiful.

madibirder said...

Wow all this in one day .Great captures.

hasyimi said...

Beautiful birds and great shots! BTW nice meeting you there.

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi Hasyimi,

Thanks for your feedbacks. Nice meeting you also. :)

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