Showing posts from April, 2017

Appreciating the Shorebirds of Peninsular Malaysia - 2017

There are many ways which one could appreciate and celebrate nature's beauty and splendour. It certainly has no limitation or boundaries attached. Bird watching is one of those hobbies which is closely connected to nature and here are some reasons why bird watching continues to amaze people around the globe.

A flock of Eurasian Curlew

Great Knot in flight

Initially i thought this could be a Black-naped Tern but the photo was taken near shore and its tail wasn't really forked. So it was most likely a Whiskered Tern with an enormous looking wing span.

Asian Dowitcher in flight

The above photo was taken in March 2017 showing some breeding feathers of Bar-tailed Godwit.

A flock of Caspian Tern and a lone Eurasian Curlew returning to their evening roost.

Mixed flock of shorebirds. 
It doesn't matter who is front of the pack as everyone will just follow the lead.

Do all birds always fly in "V" shape formation? Many reasons were mentioned by the literature on why some …

The Wonderful World of Waders

Identification of waders is a tricky business and not many bird watchers are keen to indulge themselves into the details of their winter feathers or plumage colors. Ironically not all birders are enthused enough to watch the waders either as many of them have often 'placed' themselves in some really inhospitable places such as on a far distance mudflats and under the temperature which at times exceeding 30+ Celsius. Besides that their dull brownish and white colors during their winter break here have not really attracted many admirers too. 
Here are some photos of the waders which were taken during my recent solo trips to the mudflats, tributaries etc. Just sit back and be mesmerised by them.

A group of Red-Necked Stint and a lone Broad-billed Sandpiper

You can actually tell their differences here from their morphological distinctiveness. The one on the right with a shorter bill, slightly smaller eyes and body was a Lesser Sand Plover. But to know whether it was a C. mongolus…