Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) or Burung Pucong Serandau with average size of 80-90cm, it is the largest bird that can be found in Teluk Intan. Mostly found at paddy fields, and I snapped most of it at Seberang Perak Teluk Intan (The Felcra plantation).

My friend SH Chai always nickname it as 'bengkok' or 'senget' due to it's strange shape of its neck.  Purple Heron is not easy to snap as it has its comfort zone at least 50 ft. or more.  Once we get closer, it probably will fly away before we can snap it.

Previously I use the Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 ED, the photography that I taken is too small to crop.  Thanks to my beloved mom, she get me Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO OS DG HSM lens, I only able to snap more nicer photo of the purple heron. Thanks mom!.

SH Chai and I always go frustrated when the purple heron flew off when we get closer. He even call the purple heron 'ball-less' haha.

Jokes and laughter often cure our disappointment. But once we snap it, the feeling is unspeakable.  My friends if you interested to go to the place where there is lots of purple heron can be found, Seberang Perak is the right place to go.

Here is some photographs of purple heron that I have taken. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for viewing.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

At Seberang Perak (Teluk Intan) - Introductions.

Often, once a week I went to Seberang Perak with my best friend and also my photography-mate SH Chai to snap some large egret, herons and also eagles. As an introductions before I write further about Seberang Perak, I would like to share some of the types of birds at Felcra paddy plantation. It is always a great shooting moments when I go there with my friends. Snapping under the hot sun, my wife always complain that I'm getting darker. Haha.

The Felcra plantation road is bad, we need a strong 4x4 to get in and snap from our vehicles. SH Chai is really a great friend. I would like to thank him a lot for taking me to Seberang Perak.

Beautiful landscape at Seberang Perak is simply breath-taking. There is as many as 20 types of birds I've have snap from Seberang Perak, and I will be happy to share it with you here.

Tractor is use to plow the field before planting new paddy. Egrets will be there to pick up 'free' worm, insects or frogs. "It is always easy to follow the tractors", the egrets says.

These egrets have a comfort zone at least 30 feets.  We can't get closer than that. We'll scare them away.

Below is some landscape that I've taken at Seberang Perak. Next I will post types of birds that I have snap from there.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) or Merbah Kapur, is one of the commonest in Teluk Intan. There is plenty at the Teluk Intan Riverfront. Feeding by the fruits of the monkey tree (the name of the tree people told me).

I likes to snap them as they have many expression and movement. The only style that I haven't able to snap is their flying picture. They fly very fast. Once they grasp the fruit, they will quickly swallow it or fly to another tree if there is people nearby or the green pigeon comes.

Below is some photo of yellow-vented bulbul that I've snapped. Soon I'll snap it flying. That is my next move, and I'll share it with you here.

Thank you for viewing.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda)

The long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda) or as known as Bayan Nuri, is moderately sized.
Male average size is 42cm while female average size is 30cm. I sighted it at the Teluk Intan Riverfront last week and was delighted as it was the first time I actually snap it.

Once I saw it flocking in a group (around 8 of them) over trees but never have the chance to snap this colorful bird. I was very lucky last week as 3 of then stop at top of a large dead tree. Lasted for 2 minutes plus, I manage snap some of its pose and a in flight position.

I did do some research. Other possible place in Teluk Intan where long-tailed parakeet is sighted, including oil palm estate and reserve forest. I'm not sure how true is that. But I'll definately will find it again.

Thank you for your viewing. Hopefully the information here is useful to you.

As a begining.

This is my first entry about birds of Teluk Intan. Hi! I'm camera-meng. I'm here to share with you some of the birds photograph that I've taken. Next entry I'll go more details. Thank you for viewing.

The yellow vented bulbul
(Pycnonotus goiaver)

The olive backed sunbird
(Cinnyris jugularis)

The juveniles asian glossy starling
(Aplonis panayensis)