In the month of June 2015, I went exploring coastal plains in Selangor. The site near Jeram is near perfect and secluded. It getting a bit dry coming to the end of July. The habitat have conducive muddy coastline for shorebirds, linear mangrove patch, palm oil plantation and open shrubland in between. A pair of Black-shouldered Kite resident to the locale for the few times I was there.
Within the matured mangrove patch you can see Great Tit and Ashy Drongo. There is no Mangrove Pitta here though. The Sunda Pygmy Woodie is a sure see at Jeram. There were no response from the otherwise Mangrove Whistler.
The Blue-throated Bee eater are having a feast here. We counted less that a dozen. They are the first of the 3 species of Bee eater to arrive from the Northern Hemisphere. A foursome Lesser Adjutants flew over our heads to roost during the hightide at about 11.30am. Never been good at flying shots.....
The Shrubland have plenty of action. A pair of Red Whiskered was sighted but very shy and flew away when ever I tried walking closer.
Arriving at the site a male Koel was the first bird I saw perched on a dead tree trunk over the marshland at Jeram. As usual it was very vocal. The female was not seen thought. A rather yellow immature Black-naped Oriole drop by after that.
Walking into the palm oil plantation to explore a fruiting ficus I flushed a pair a Large Nightjars. One of them perch on branch looking at me. Luckily the beauty stayed there ready to take flight if I move nearer. After my photo shoot I left it where it is.
Coppersmith Barbet is quite comment at this coastal enclave. A pair of confiding White collared Kingfisher was seen watching me from a distance of 25 ft. The male was seen with some prey in mouth supposedly to offer to its partner but later gulp it.
The shore line and river mouth still have handful of familiar waders that stayed behind for the summer. Life is too good in Peninsula Malaysia