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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Thailand Trip - Final Part

I spent the last day of the Thailand trip birding at the the Army University and also the paddy fields outskirt of bangkok city. Among the highlights are:

Black Collared Starling
(Army University)
1 D mk IV EF 800 IS

Vinous-breasted Starling
(Army University)

Female Stonechat

It was memorable and fun trip. Throughout the 6 days trip, I successfully photograph over 50 species of birds and among the many species, there are over 40 species are lifers. You can see my entire collection of bird of Thailand at my pbase website ((Birds of Thailand). I would like to thank my bird guide Mr Parnuwat Sasirat for his excellent service and hospitality. I would not hesitate to refer friends who wish to do bird watching in Thailand to engage service with Wildbird Eco

A group photo with Mr Par

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Thailand Trip - Part 5

I spent the day 4 and day 5 birding at Khao Yai National Park. My primary targets here were the Red-headed Trogon, Long-tailed Broadbill and the Blue-breaded Bee Eater. Unfortunately, I had no luck with the targeted birds and I ended up with a record shot of the Blue-breaded Bee Eater.

Blue-breaded Bee Eater
1 D mk IV and EF 800 IS

Here are some lifers at Khao Yai National park:

Ashy Bulbul

Ashy Woodswallow

Eurasian Kestrel

Black-crested Bulbul

Blue Rock Thrush

Thank for viewing.