Thursday, January 6, 2011

Spotted: Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

3rd Jan. 2011 9am, Just a day I spotted the crested serpent-eagle, I came across with the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris). I still remember, my early birding activity. I snap this hornbill at Teluk Intan Riverfront before and that was few months ago. That time I just use the Tamron 70-300mm and the quality wasn't good enough. However at that time I was delighted because it was the first time I snap a hornbill.

This time I was surprise to find it flying around housing area. I was on my way to breakfast after sending my son, Edward to school. This time my instinct works again. I carry all my camera and lens to breakfast even I did not plan to shoot anything that morning.

I was delighted the second time.There is 5-6 hornbill flying around. I manage to snap few shot. This time I understand the reason why my uncle Peter enjoy bird watching rather than snapping their photo. I keep laughing alone the way the hornbill fly. They are so clumsy and even fights among themselves. It was a great experience.

As I follows to the place the hornbill flew to, I came across with the crested serpent-eagle again. My oh my what a perfect morning.

I do not know when I'll see the hornbill again. But I hope soon. Thank you for viewing. 

1 comment:

  1. The eagle looks very good... very very good brother.