Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White-breasted Woodswallows and Large Egrets

Bathing by the Kemena River across Sebauh town

 Sebauh is easily reachable by road nowadays, a mere 15 minutes drive from Bintulu.  Sebauh is a district in the Bintulu Division.  It has been a long long time since I've not been there.  So today we decided to pay it a visit early in morning.  The Kemena River that was once the main and only means  of transportation from Bintulu passes by the former riverine town.  There were people still bathing by the river as was common in the 60's and 70's.  We saw a few White-breasted Woodswallows by the river bank and perching on a dead tree nearby.  On the way back to Bintulu we met a small flock of the Large Egret scavenging for food on a paddy field area.  Since this was not really a birding trip we were just as pleased to see at least two species of birds on a very brief outing. 
White-breasted Woodswallows

Large Egret in a paddy field

Long boats and a ferry seen just infront of the Sebauh town.
The old riverine town section of Sebauh with shophouses made of 'Belian' timber.

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