Thursday, February 24, 2011

What a great day!

22nd February 2011, 9am. As our usually weekly birding practice, SH Chai drove CK Jack and me to our usual birding destination at Seberang Perak Teluk Intan. That day the weather is good. And the farmers is cutting down the paddy after it has been harvest. This is the time that eagles, egrets and herons came for food. As the tractor cutting down the paddy, barn mouse is the victim. They normally ended up being sliced by the blades.

I started my shot with a Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus) flying around the owl house standing at the middle of the paddy field.


Soon I see it flying up then turn around and give me a good pose.



Then I saw 2  Grey-faced Buzzard  fighting and a Brahminy Kite passed by. It is always fascinating to see their acts.

Here is other pictures of Buzzard and Kite taken by me.





Few months ago, I saw my friend posted a Lesser Adjutant photo. My friend told me that he snap it from mangrove forest near Penang. Oh that will be very far from here. But that day, we got a huge surprise. Ck spotted a Purple heron look a like flying high up the skies. He ask me how come purple heron can fly up so high?

Thus is have a look from my view finder. Oh man! Its not a purple heron. Its a Lesser Adjutant. Wow, this is the first time i look at it and it is flying.




This is the best I can get. It fly very high. We waited for a while and it did not lower down at all. Hopefully I can get a better shot next trip.

Below is some other photo I taken that day.






Around 11pm, my friend Scooppy called and ask me want to go for night birding. Both of us go to Sungai Manik Teluk Intan to search for Common Barn-owl (Tyto alba). This it the next owl we want to snap after we snap the fish-owl. It is not difficult to find common barn-owl. As soon as we enter the first road, I saw it standing at the electric pillars. Here is some of the photograph I taken that night.








Here is the video recorded by Scooppy and me.

Common Barn-owl Part 1.
 video

Common Barn-owl Part 2.


 video

Thank you for viewing.



Saturday, February 12, 2011

Buffy Fish-owl (Ketupa ketupu)

Last week, when most people celebrating Chinese New Year, I was busy working in the kitchen. I haven't tell you guys I am actually a chef. Working for family run restaurant. Working non stop since morning till late night, I miss my photography. On the 6th day of Chinese New Year, around 11pm my friend Scooppy called me, saying that one of our friend spotted an owl at housing area.

I was surprised. Couldn't believe it, because it was my dream to snap an owl (not from zoo, please). I quickly went home and tell my wife that my friend spotted an owl and I want to go and snap it. She says 'hurry go..and becareful' (very supportive wife)

Here is some shot I take that day.