Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Haze and Migrant Birds

This birds are frequent  visitor at my backyard during the winter / migrant season.
I search for it for the past two weeks and found nothing.
Could this haze weather prevent it for returning?
Birds have been shown to use a sun, moon and stars compass, magnetic fields, visual landmarks and sense of smell
Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus)
Brown Shrike below

Friday, September 25, 2015

Birding in Bad Haze Weather - Memburung dalam Jerebu

Air Pollution Index - increased to moderate level (border line of unhealthy) at my area this evening

Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis)
Bad weather
Skywatch Friday ;)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Backyard Birding Hari Raya Korban (Eid al-Adha)

Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) - Burung Layang-layang - in flight
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) - Merbah Kapur - flight pattern
Spotted Dove (Stigmatopelia chinensis) - Terkukur -  perched at exposed part of electric wire
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) - Kedidi -  at at Tapioca / Cassava Tree
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) - Merbah Kapur - playing around at parameter fence
Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malaccensis) - female - Kelicap Mayang Kelapa
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smymensis)- Pekaka Dada Putih
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) - perched at Coconut leave/stalk
at Mango tree

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Malaysia Day - Hazy morning at backyard

Burung Merbah Kapur sedang makan Buah Cheri
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) - Juvenile

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) - below

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Grass Flowers - Bunga Rumput

Coat Button grass flowers - (Tridax procumbens)  - yellow flower
Kemuncup - Mackie's pest grass - (Chrysopogon aciculatus) - sharp panicles /seeds.
Rumput sepagi /Sawi Langit - (Vernonia cinerea) - that purple flowers
"Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except the Most Beneficent (Allah). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything".
Surah Al-Mulk (67:19)