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posted by wengchun @ 6:32 PM, ,

Update 2007 Birding List : 35 species

More species added to the list from my trip to Batang Tiga Paddy Field, Melaka on 13/1/2007.

31. Cinnamon Bittern
32. Yellow Bittern
33. Black Drongo
34. Black-shouldered Kite
35. Red Collared Dove

posted by wengchun @ 6:38 PM, ,

Update 2007 Birding List : 30 Species

16. Cattle Egret (11 nos.) 11am
17. Scaly-breasted Munia 11am
18. Javan Myna

Putrajaya Wetland
19. Barn Swallow 12pm
20. Rock Pigeon 1.30pm

21. Purple-backed Starling 4.15pm

Putrajaya Wetland
22. Greater Coucal 12.15pm
23. White-breasted Waterhen 12.30pm
24. White-throated Kingfisher 12.30pm

Taman Tasik Cempaka, Bangi
25. Common Sandpiper
26. Little Egret
27. Painted Stork
28. House Crow
29. Black-naped Oriole
30. Pacific Swallow

posted by wengchun @ 7:49 AM, ,

Update 2007 Bird List : 15 species

I have yet to go on any actual birding outing. But still manage to see a few species while driving and walking around. Species sighted today (4 January 2007) are

Putrajaya Wetland
13. Golden-bellied Gerygone
14. Asian Glossy Starling

15. Common Myna

posted by wengchun @ 6:00 AM, ,

My Own Birding List 2007

Dennis did it in 2006 and I decided to do something similar, but of course this is my personal challenge for this year. So here goes my list starting 2 January 2007.

Putrajaya Wetland (2 January 2007)
1. Yellow-vented Bulbul
2. Little Heron
3. Purple Swamphen
4. Pink-necked Green Pigeon
5. Large-tailed Nightjar
6. Purple Heron
7. Pied Fantail
8. Paddyfield Pipit

Kajang (3 January 2007)
9. Olive-backed Sunbird
10. Peaceful Dove
11. Spotted Dove
12. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

posted by wengchun @ 8:19 PM, ,

Jas & John's Family Day Out in Putrajaya Wetland

Unexpectedly, Jas and John came over to the wetland park with John's parents. I was not aware of their visit until I received John's call at 10.30am. I was told that they arrived around 8am and had sighted 13 species in the morning. Since they have not gone over to the nightjar site, I joined them for the walk to the site. Along the way, we saw yellow-vented bulbuls, eurasian tree sparrows, yellow-bellied prinia, pink-necked green pigeon & a purple swamphen. Upon approaching the nightjar site, we stopped. I pointed the nightjar to John's mom and she managed to spot it immediately. After a minute, Jas spotted a 2nd nightjar perching on another low branch of a simpoh air (Dillenia suffruiticosa). Then, John used his camera to focus on the bird so that he can showed to his dad where the bird perched.

After the nightjars, there isn't much left to see when I looked at my watch and the time was 11.30am!!! After a short break in the cafe, they adjourned to Putrajaya's heronry which is located 5-10 minutes drive away from the park.

posted by wengchun @ 6:09 AM, ,

Nightjars side-by-side 24 December 2006

I have not check out the nightjar for quite some time now. So, when one of my colleague called me through the walkie-talkie to inform me that she saw it, I quickly took out my scope from my office cabinet and the tripod from my car. Walked all the way to the scene, and we saw 4 nightjars. 2 of them were sighted close to each other. Since my Nikon Coolpix 4500 is now with my girlfriend, I tried to use a Nokia 6600 to shoot through the scope eyepiece. I have to admit that it is NOT a quality shot.

posted by wengchun @ 7:36 AM, ,

Where to go Birding today?

It's been raining every afternoon for the past weeks. I believe it will remain the same for another 2-3 weeks. Somehow, the rain has created a temporary wetland directly in front of my house. Occassionally there are cattle egrets, brown shrike, pond heron, black-shouldered kite, blue-tailed bee-eater, cinnamon bittern, sunda pygmy woodpecker and purple heron. But most of the time (since i'm taking my annual leaves and staying away from office for a week), I had to stay home and do birdwatching on the internet.

posted by wengchun @ 2:13 AM, ,