Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bird in hand - Large-tailed Nightjar

A young Large-tailed Nightjar ready for her first flight to freedom..
One of the rare experiences in my life is to see the coming into life of the Large-tailed Nightjar from egg to chick.  One day I held it my hand to release it into the air for its flight of freedom...Here's the full story..>>>

Brown Barbet

Brown Barbet
Calorhamphus fuliginosus
By a stroke of good luck I was able to have a glimpse of the Brown Barbet at the Kambatik Park in 2014.  Here's the full story and more pictures ....>>>

A company of birds on old Rambutan tree

Blue-throated Bee-eaters and the Yellow-vented Bulbuls sharing the top spot at the old Rambutan tree
Photoshoot 28 Feb'15
Note the company of bee-eaters and bulbuls on top of the Rambutan tree
Location: Zone C
The Kambatik Park, Bintulu.

This morning the Blue-throated Bee-eaters and the Yellow-vented Bulbuls were having a fiesta of bees at the old Rambutan tree.  Check out the full stsory here ...>>>

The Plaintive Cuckoo

Plaintive Cuckoo, photshoot on 19 Feb'15
The Kambatik Park, Bintulu.

It was a new sighting at the Kambatik Park.  For year now I often heard the calls of the Plaintive Cuckoo but failed to catch a glimpse of it.  On the 19th of February'15, a rare opportunity arose when I made my first sighting that confirmed the calls that I hear every morning and evening before sunset came from the Plaintive Cuckoo.  It was seen on the Cempedak perch making its call...check out the full story here...>>>

The female Orange-bellied Flowerpecker

Photoshoot 18 Feb'15

20 Feb'15
 It's not often that I can sight a female Orange-bellied Flowerpecker.  This post consists of two occasions when I managed to have a glimpse of the tiny bird.  The female of the species is not so cheerful and noisy as the male.  Its body does not have the striking or contrasting yellow and metallic blue of the male.  At the Kambatik Park, Bintulu that are regular visitors  with the arrival of the ripening season of the Jackfruit.  It is however a delightful moment if both are seen together.

Photoshoot 20Feb'15