While walking to my car parked at the open space near the Raub Magistrate building, I noticed Kingfisher flew in and out of the plastic tunnel at the retaining wall. I did carry a camera, so I rushed back home and this are a few pictures that I got. Waited for nearly one hour in the hot afternoon sun trying to capture the King in his nest, but he didn't show up. Tomorrow I will carry a camera and try again..
That plastic is a weep hole that suppose to drain water, but it is dry in the now hot dry season. The nest is at about 7 feet high and very near the road that I parked my car daily.
Argh!!!..I can't upload picture!!!! :( Can't upload with Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser that I normally did. Changed to M$ Internet Explorer and here the pics.
My first time birding outside my backyard since suffering from Acute Appendicitis during Chinese new year (Feb 14). Not that I'm unwell (the wound healed in two weeks), but been busy etc. Yesterday I went to my usual watering hole - Raub Golf course, looking for Baya Weaver. This are what I got for one hour (6-7pm) birding.
Male Baya Weaver (above) singing/calling for female to inspect and approve his nest.
"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)