Thursday, January 6, 2011

4th Jan. 2010 Seberang Perak trip with SH Chai & CK' Jack.

It was a great outing with my 2 best friends. I shot 8 types of bird including 2 new bird that I have not snap before from Seberang Perak. We start our journey at 9am and reach there about 9.30am. Discussing birding photography and jokes fills the atmosphere for the short trip there.

The first bird we snap that day is purple heron. As I say before, purple heron is very sensitive. Once we saw it, we won't miss the chance to get a good shot at it. 

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

As we go further, I snap a kingfisher standing at the water lock.

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Driving around the paddy fields, there is many bee-eaters and swallow flying around.

Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

As I snapping the barn swallow, I saw a snake swim by.

Here is my 2 buddies SH Chai and Ck' Jack. Thank you guys.

 SH Chai
CK' Jack

There is many Little Egret and Eastern Cattle Egret at Seberang Perak. So to us, it is just a common bird there. But snapping them in actions will be nice.

 There is a type of bird that we seldom see at Seberang Perak. And that day we was so lucky. There is so many of them there. It is Little Tern (Sternula albifrons). Here is some photos that I've taken that there.

Near 12pm, we take the last round and heading out from the paddy field and caught by surprise, we saw a White-breasted Waterhen. I saw it twice before but it was so fast and I didn't get the chance to snap it at all. This time, I was really lucky.

White-breasted Waterhen
( Amaurornis phoenicurus)

The last photo I take from this outing is Grey-faced Buzzard. And it concludes the great day with my 2 best friends.

Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus)


  1. Brother, I like the Barn Swallow.. clean shot. Good lah brother...

  2. The terns are White-winged Terns, not Little Terns. The Grey-faced Buzzard is a Harrier, probably a juvenile Eastern Marsh Harrier. Good photos by the way.