Friday, October 3, 2014

Birding at Pantai Temasya Drive

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

 Pantai Temasya is one very good location for viewing the Bintulu sunset.  The beaches along the Pantai Temasya Drive ( Persiaran Pantai Temasya) are popular picnic spots.  We spent about two and a half hours of birdwatching along the long drive today starting at 3.00 pm.  The birds we encountered were the Common Kingfisher, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret and the White-bellied Sea Eagle.  One of the memorable moments of this trip was the spectacular show by the White-bellied Sea Eagle, caught in camera catching a fish.  The full story and images of the eagle will be shared in the next posting.  The  eagle made our day.
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Two species of egrets on the mudflats - Little Egret and Intermediate Egret

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Egrets in flight

Fishing boats on mudflats

White-bellied Sea Eagle with catch of the day

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