Saturday, August 19, 2017

Grasshopper in my Garden

Belalang Kunyit  (Valanga nigricornis) datang ke taman rumah saya
This yellow Grasshopper visited my garden recently . Hooped on the supporting plastic pole near the Nerium Oleander. It did not touch that poison leaf.
Catch it and put it in the plastic bag, than release it 4km from my garden to ensure it won;t be back. 
Saya tangakap, masukan dalam plastik dan lepaskan 4km dari rumah saya. Pasti tak dapat terbang kembali ke rumah  ;)
Final picture before it hopped in to the bush. Please don't come back!
Pokok Bunga Mexican Petunia ini menjadi mangsa belalang
This Mexican Petunia leaves are favorite of grasshopper
daun digigit,    bitten leaf
Nothing disturbed this Bougainvilleas
Daun Buga Kertas ini tidak pulak diusik nya.
ini anak belalng di tembok pagar.
Grasshopper  should eat this grass, instead of that Petunia leaf
pictures with iPhone 6s

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Burung Pekaka di Mahkamah Sesyen dan Majestret Raub

This blog has been dormant for more than three months. I was so busy with work, and no time for birding / photography.
Here is a couple -  King Fishers (Halcyon smyrnensis) perch on an electric cable at the Magistrate and Session Court, Raub.
Photograph this morning with Handphone - iPhone 6s with ProCamera software in HDR mode, post-process with PhotoFiltre.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

New Zealand Birds

Here are some of the common garden birds that I catch with handphone during my recent visit to New Zealand North Island.
 Black-billed gull, Mallard, Brown teal, at Lake Taupo
Mallard, and Brown teal  at Waiteti stream
Grey duck
on the opposite side river of the bank I saw a black bird, to far for my handphone camera
 I search and found the name. download this from Wikipedia  - Eurasian blackbird, pic by Juan Emilio
Photograph  of the Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) below credit to Oscar Thomas, young birder from Auckland.
I encountered a Bird of Prey (possibly a Swamp Harrier) eating a road kill while driving a plantation road. The bird flew away when approached, and I didn't have any chance to took a photo.
The bird of prey from the website Young Birders New Zealand,  matching the bird that I saw that day..
I got a permission to use the bird photo here, in my not for profit blog from Mr. George Hobson, Coordinator of the Young Birders New Zealand. TQ.
at Auckland park -Southern black-backed gull,  Immature (below)
Waterbirds - Variable oystercatcher, Pacific gull, Brown teal (duck),  at the Coromandel Peninsular, Tararu  beach coastal road
Pukeo - Australasian swamp-hen
 Fan-tail and Kiwi birds at Wai-O-Tapu souvenir shop
I bough this metal plaque from a Chinese souvenir shop at the Queen Street, Auckland.
Kiwi, Takahe, Kokako, Kea, Morepork, Fantail
New Zealand is an expensive place to visit. With Malaysia ringgit falling in recent months, the exchange rate last week at 1NZD = 3.1 MYR. Their GST is 15%. The petrol prices  vary from place to place.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 25-26 February 2017

Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 25-26 February 2017
Pertandingan Mengenal Burung Antarabangsa Bukit Fraser 2017
Male Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii) -  above
Male Grey-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris) at Giant/King Fern (Angiopteris evecta) - below

Friday, February 10, 2017