28 December 2014

Birding and Flood

Can't go back to my home town (Temerloh) because of flood. Nothing to do, so took out my camera for quick birding in my backyard.
. Edit:  after searching the net, I found the flower name:  Zigzag plant, local name 'Pokok Lipan'  scientific name: Euphorbia tithymaloides. Source: Wikipedia
Male Brownthroated Sunbird sucking nectar at Zigzag flowers
yesterday pic at Temerloh (pic from Info-Terkini-Banjir-Malaysia)
Severe Flood at Temerloh town
the pic below was taken in 2011, flood at the Raub Golf Course
flash flood at Golf Course
Cloudy, overcast with occasional drizzling at Raub
weather forecast at Raub town
Brown-throated Sunbird is flying  at a Zigzag plant
Birding during flood -Sunbird
I have been observing this 'Kedidi Kepala Kelabu' aka Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)  playing around the monsoon drain  for some time. Only today that have a chance to photograph it
Burung Kedidi onget-onget
A pair of 'Terkukur'  Spotted Dove (Stigmatopelia chinensis), resting at an electric cable
Terkukur dua sejoli
NEW Pictures added: Finally, I was able to go back to Temerloh the flood stricken town via old Lancang road.
This picture was taken on Monday evening at Taman Awam Kubang Gajah, Surau Bukit Angin, near the Pahang river bridges
Severe Bad Flood at Bukit Angin Temerloh - Banjir besar di Temerloh

Flood at Taman Awam Temerloh - Banjir besar di Taman AWam Kubang Gajah Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia

Flood at Temerloh Bridge

Banjir di Surau Bukit Angin temerloh

22 December 2014

Year End Catch - Happy Holiday

Not much time for birding this year... just this common backyard birds for year end post
Happy Birding and Happy Holiday
Magpie Robin (male) with his catch  (winged red ants) under drizzling rain
staring at photographer who stalking too close for comfort
neighbor's rabbit, Dutch breed - black and white. Upright ears tuning toward photog
Flying Pigeons at Temerloh downtown 
I catch this Asian Glossy Starling that enter my house via window air vent hole. Unable to find the way out
this unlucky starling die of starvation

01 November 2014

Pied Fantail - before and after

Original image above:  no editing  just resized to 667 x 1000 pixels.
Image below - cropped, heavily edited using Adobe Photoshop : background Gaussian blurred, subject (bird and branches) sharpens with Unsharp Mask.

24 October 2014

Common Birds for Sultan Birthday

Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)

30 July 2014

Common Hari Raya Birds

One hour birding at my mother in-law's house backyard on second Hari Raya holiday
Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis)
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Common Myna
Coppersmith Barbet

11 June 2014

Juvenile Pied Fantail visited my house

I am having a dinner at 7:30pm when this Juvenile Pied Fantail suddenly enters my house through a front door. My son opens the windows, front and back doors and try to push it back outside. The young bird just flies up in a circle on the ceiling, and don't  fly low  have no clue where the exit points are.
We chase it for about 15minites around the house, until the bird completely exhausted and trap in the corner of the kitchen. 
I inspect the bird's wings and body for any injury.
finally released it outside
too tired and dark, she just landed at cloth hanger at the veranda

23 March 2014

02 March 2014

Brown-throated Sunbird

Brown-throated Sunbird
Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)

22 February 2014

Bird and Insect on The fleur-de-lis

Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
Pied Fantail is looking at Short-horn Grasshopper

17 February 2014

13 February 2014

No bird pictures early morning at Bukit Koman

Testing my friend zoom lenses, Canon EF17-40mm L lens : ISO 400, f22, 10sec at 40mm