Mike Birder - Malaysian Birds


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
477/668 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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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Avian Sighting May 2017 - Pgymy WrenBabbler

Bird photography  is made easy in Bukit Fraser in recent bird encounters  as there are some good feeding   port created by regular birders.  The good and bad of it I leave it to you guys to debate. But I for one is not against such practice as it is not easy to see such tiny bird and skittish some more.  I am more concern when birders start cutting down undergrowth and tress branches just to get  better photos.

My last encounter of this Wrenbabbler was in Awana Genting some years back. The new here in FH   is fair game at the regular feeding port that Wrenbabbler comeby routinely for easy feed.

Occassionally the Grey-throated Babbler will join the free makan. Even then the open ground was a bit too  imposing and the bird just drop in on  an  " eat and run "   not staying more than a few seconds. So most of us just prefocus and just shoot when the bird come out in the open.