25/1/2011. Its a cloudy day. Perfect for another birding trip with my two buddies SH Chai and CK Jack. As planned a day earlier, we set off the trip to Seberang Perak for our birding trip. Seberang Perak as I say in my earlier entry, there is plenty of egrets, heron, eagles and other smaller size birds. But why it is a day to remember?
About 5 months ago when I go to Seberang Perak with SH Chai, I snapped a Brahminy Kite ( Haliastur indus) or in Malay, we called it Lang Merah flying with a mouse as prey at its feet. However the kite was too far and the photo is totally useless. With disappointment in myself, I set a goal that I will someday no matter how long it takes, I will snap it clear and large.
Finally the patience pays. As we heading home after snapping various of birds, we come to a T junction. SH Chai asked me whether I'm in hurry to go home or not. I replied "Nope" . If we turn right, that is the way out from the paddy fields. SH Chai must have instinct in his heart. He turned left.
Along the road there is many long grass and beautiful scenery. It was so relaxing. Suddenly, CK Jack shouted stop. He said he saw something hiding at the tree. I was thinking that it must be an eagle. So I pointed out my camera and have a look. Oh! it was a Brahminy Kite eating something. SH Chai suggest that we must go down and get some shots.
Guess what, my dream come true. It was a Brahminy Kite with its prey, a mouse. The kite is enjoying its meal. When it saw us, it flew out with its meal. Look what I've got.......
It was a fantastic day. I can't even believed it myself. These were the shots that I'm totally happy with. Totally satisfied.
These guys are wonderful, SH Chai (right) CK Jack (left). It was a great teamwork. We snapped photos that seldom we will see. One can easily get Brahminy Kite photo picking up food (chicken fat/ intestine) from waters in Langkawi. But not a mouse under its feet.
Below is some other photos that I snapped that day. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for viewing.