Thursday, January 31, 2013

Butterfly for early morning meal

One morning in my backyard ...

Hungry Tailorbird
see, I got you a  nice meal  (The male Striped Albatros )
Tailor Bird with Butterfly
here you are...delicious?
Tailor bird feeding
I am going for  another catch
Tailor bird searching for food

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tukang Rumah Pemalas

For the past 1 week ,this Large-tail Nightjar always perch on that old metal about 10 minutes after Maghrib.
My 4th attempt to get the right shots. Problems to get accurate focus at night, to get the exposure/flash right and to hide from the bird.
This time I pre-focused and set-up camera/tripod about 5 meters from the metal frame.
With manual metering and Phottix Cleon Wireless Remote control shutter release. I fired a few shots when the bird land
EXIF  data:
2013:01:23 19:42:36
Shutter Speed) = 1/320 second
Exposure Program = manual control (1)
ISO Speed Ratings = 1000
Aperture = ƒ/5.66
Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode (-1)
Focal Length = 400/1 mm ===> 400 mm

NightJar
NightJar

Monday, January 21, 2013

Blue Monday

Mr. Zorro
Blue Monday Bird -Flycatcher

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Birding at Puncak Inn Fraser's Hill

I seldom stay over night at Fraser's Hill for birding.  However, last weekend  check-in  at the Puncak Inn because I don't feel like driving up too early from my house. Arrived up there at 7.30pm, and that budget hotel  was fully booked, so I got the room at the top (4th floor). The staircase is straight up and very steep, good for knees exercise!.
Puncak Inn Hotel, Fraser's Hill
Short birding in front of the hotel before check out, and got these two species. This Black-throated Sunbird flew in at a bottle brush flower looking for nectar.
Sunbird at Bottle Brush flower
 Black-throated Sunbird perched on a Red shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeeana)   just across the road..
 Thank you to Soon Yin Tee from Facebook's My Nice Garden Chat  group for plant/flower ID.
Black-throated Subnbird in front of Puncak Inn Hotel, Fraser's Hill

Streaked Spiderhunter, just out side of Puncak Inn front door
Streaked Spiderhunter looking at the Yellow Daylily flowers about 10 meters from the front door. When I went for close up shot, it flew over to a wire cable nearby.
Streaked Spiderhunter resting at wire cable

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sultan not coming to Fraser's Hill

Sultan Tit Birds
My objective for today birding is to find the Sultan Tit. Skip my weekly long distance cycling trip because of this. Neglected this birding hobby for a long time , last went to Fraser's Hill in August 2011. After 2 hours waiting in front of Jelai Resort, not even a glimpse of sultan to be seen....here the usual  regular resident..




here picture of Sultan - from Wikipedia


Mountain Fulvetta (Alcippe peracensis)
Birds of Fraser's Hill, Malaysia
Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)
Fraser's hill Mascot- Silver  Eared Mesia
Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis) - Gagak Gunung
Green Magpie
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina)
Blue Bird

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Birds - The Banana Birds

Bulbul on Banana leaf
Murai Kampung di atas Daun Pisang
 
"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)