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Before the Hari Raya gathering above, I made a quick 2 hours birding trip at the back of Sek. Keb. Kampung Tengah, Temerloh. Wake up early and started walking at 7.00am
The usual back lane gate that I frequent was closed.. Because of this new building construction. This two Indonesian workers have to work even on 2nd Raya Holiday. I have to take another route in front of the school, and welcome by this yellow carpet of fallen angsana flowers.
A short walk later I reached the Rubber Estate with row of rubber trees. Look like nobody taping it for the past few days.
and noticed the water bottle was cut and used as latex collection pot. Good recycling..
My objective of birding that day was met by a close encounter with this beautiful Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus)
and I was very lucky to witness this natural phenomena - woodpecker mating.
Here, the male jumped on her back... Shooting Date/Time 22/09/2009 7:26:36am
quickly followed by cloacal contact... it was all over in less than 8 seconds. Shooting Date/Time 22/09/2009 7:26:44am "Hey!.. You, Peeping Tom, why you are looking at us" Ok, we finished doing it, let make a home for our baby...
and they made their home on dead tree. Both of them take turns digging the hole.
after that woodpecker flew away, I saw this small flock of Black-headed Bulbul(Pycnonotus atriceps) at lifeless tree.
When I tried to have a better look, it flew away. except for this one which keep on singing...
On my way back, I noticed this Red Grasshawk Dragonfly- (Neurothemis fluctuans) soaking in the morning sun. and this Warps (Vespa affinis) was having it breakfast on Straits Rhododendron flowers (Melastoma malabathricum).
This the track log that I upload from GPS 60SCx to google earth.
and here the elevation profile and distance covered (on the upper part of the track).
I just want to test the new features in blogger.
The ‘After the jump’ summaries. Where you write part of article and and the rest after reader click the 'Read more >' logo like the example below
This feature is most useful for blogger that write long text articles.
WordPress implemented this for a long time.
I post mostly pictures and rarely more than a few line, so this doesn't apply to me.
Anyway, I just enable this new enhancement in my blog.
Burung Bayan Nuri
Just back from short raya holiday, and start working today.
Hari Raya Aidil-Fitri never stop me from bird photography. I got this at 10.08am, just after raya prayer at my mother-in law's backyard.
This Long-tailed Parakeet always show-up during Raya holiday (the same species I captured last raya holiday)
Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda), female (left) and male (right).
Have a look for more bird pictures at the Bird Photography Weekly @ Birdfreak.
"Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky?
Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah.
Verily in this are signs for those who believe". Surah An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:79
"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)