21 September 2021

House Crow eating Rat

No time for birding during my recent visit to Melaka. I didn't  bring my telephoto, these pictures were taken with an iPhone. 

House Crow is an omnivorous , eat almost anything. 
I was strolling along the Malacca river near the Jonker Chocolate House, when this crow flew and landed with its prey.

Church of St Francis Xavier

‘Venice of the East’
 

01 July 2021

Morning Walk - Movement Control Order 3.0

Saya setiap pagi berjalan kaki atau berjogging di sekitar taman perumahan dan di Taman Maju Indah. Di hujung taman ini terdapat satu kawasan semak bersebelah dengan Sungai Lui. Burung-burung  biasa bertenggek di pagar, seperti merbah kapur, burung layang-layang pasifik, perling, terkukur, merbuk dan raja udang. 


Dua sarang burung tempua ini ditinggalkan. Pernah terlihat tempua betina hinggap memeriksa sarang, melilit beberapa helai daun baru, tetapi tak meneruskan. Mungkin tak di 'luluskan', tempat tak sesuai, terlalu publik agak nya.
The four pictures below are  by iPhone XR
White-throated Kingfisher - Pekaka Dada Putih ini sudah biasa melihat orang berjogging dan tidap takut. Saya boleh dekat sampai jarak 3 meter dan bercakap-cakap, beri salam dan bertanya dah makan ke pagi ni?  ;)


Sun rise at Taman Maju Indah, Raub 

12 April 2021

Birding in Malacca mudflat - Shorebirds, waders

My first time photographing the shorebirds. 
Shooting with a short a 400mm lens very far from the hotel room, so pictures are not sharp and big enough for proper identification. Except for crow, egret, lapwing and oriole; those small waders are my first time and I am  clueless about the ID.
After some searched , I found a  A Beginner’s Guide to Wader Identification  - Dig Deep website by  Ornithologist Dave Bakewell, a shorebirds expert. 

This is a general wide angle picture of the mudflat near the Malacca straits, in front of the Mahkota Hotel.

The bird at lower left is probably a common sandpiper, and the next two birds (darker) probably a  Common Redshank.  The top left group are 5 Common Redshanks, and 20 Common Sandpipers.
The birds with elegant longs legs are Black-winged Stilts.
Burung yang santai di atas tanah mungkin  ?Common RedShanks

Black-winged Stilt, fly in unison - my lifer 
The Malacca Straits Mosque
Landing Chinese Egret with ? Black-winged Stilt
House crow
Common RedShanks following House crow, Grey Heron at right corner.
House crow and Red-wattled Lapwings in-flight and two unknown waterbirds (probably a Common Sandpiper)
Grey heron and Lapwings
a flock of house crows
Egret with yellow bill
Classic Chinese cruise ship, or modern jong / Djong. There is a golden dragon emblem at the port bow
Egret with black legs and yellow bill  (?Great Egret or ?Chinese Egret) with  three elegant model Black-winged Stilts
Little Egret flying near a dome of Malacca Straits Mosque.


Two small birds at lower left are probably  a Common Sandpiper

Slow shutter speed - evening in front of the Mahkota Medical Center
This bird I know the ID

Purple heron, not my lifer
landed, waited by two common sandpiper

landing
neck stretches up watching the  Black-winged Stilt fly pass
Black-winged Stilts in flight
Little Egret landing to 11 dancers (Black-winged Stilts)
Mahkota Medical Center in a glow of sunrise 
Sunset at Mahkota Hotel