Mike Birder - Malaysian Birds

Hi

Welcome to my Malaysian Birding Blog. I migrated to blogspot.com as my blog at multiply.com closed shop in 2012. I wish to showcase all Malaysian birds that I have photographed whether here or overseas. My countdown of lifers started in 2005. As of January 2017 my countdown of lifers photograph has reached
473/668 species of birds of Malaysia.

My shooting gear are a EF400mm f4 DO lens and Canon 7D body which to me is the ideal setup for mobility and bird chasing. Eventhen the weight over my shoulder is more that 5.5 kg. As of June 2016 I have also acquired a Fuji XF 100-400mm OIS lens to complement my travelling cum birding trip overseas. The Fuji X-T2 is now in hand ; the weight over my shoulder is much lighter now.

I am a weekend birder. Do feel free to drop me a line at mikebirding@gmail.com and I see whether you can tag along in my outings. My usual day trip is just an hour ride away to Hulu Langat, Lancang Kemensah, Krau, Awana, Hulu Kali, Gombak Ole Road, Fraser's Hill , Bukit Tinggi and KSNP & Coastal Sg Janggut . Overnite trip to Merapoh & Cameron, Air Hitam and further north to Kuala Sidim is a seldom affair and when the family permit. Panti in Johor is another good birding site that I yet to go. Then there are the Borneo birds of Sabah and Sarawak of Malaysia which I seriously much go to chalk up more lifers

WARNING Birding is an addiction once you started its hard to stop. The wifey and children are now birding widow and orphan.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Avian Sighting Melawati - The migrants are coming..................

The month of October 2015  see the wintering birds arriving in the hazy condition in Klang Valley. Amongst the first Kingfisher is the Common. The Plaintive Cuckoo is a regular sighting here in Melawati.whilst the Arctic Warbler and Asian Brown FC is a sure see here too.






Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Avian Sighting 14/100 - Blue Nuthatch



 Awana still have many blooming fauna. NK & Dr R wanting to bird with me last weekend so I obliged to show them the ole hunt. We encountered 2 birdwaves. The earliest was at 9.30 am. The Blue Nuthatch is another laggard in the birdwave.  This time there were a pair and they stayed for a while for my gang to shot.  They were posing in various gravity defying manoeuvre -  upside down sideway you name it.....






 The other birds avian sightings worthy of postings are as below. The hazy month of October 2015 (no thanks to Indonesia) make photography a bit more challenging in the highland here in Awana. I hope NK and Dr R manage better shots than me......................and yes the migrants are trickling in - a tiger shrike was sighted but  no wagtails though.









Monday, 5 October 2015

Avian Sighting 13/100 - Sultan Tit of Awana






































The Sultan Tit is a majestic bird in royal yellow. It is commonly sighted in a birdwave in Awana usually following the leading birds of the Grey Minivets. Their stay is brief and will move on within seconds so you must be ever ready with your setup to snap away whenever there is a perched opportunity.


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Avian Sighting 12/100 - Lesser Yellow Naped Woodpecker




The Lesser Yellow-naped  is common woodpecker that you can see in Awana. This one was found resting quietly for a long period at noon at the ravine edge at the Chin Swee Temple near the pagoda.
I was using my Nikon  P900 superzoom 2000mm for this shot. If it is a moving bird it will be tough for me.