When: May 2018 Weather: Hot. 29C Nikon P900 There had been sightings of the rarely seen Great Slaty Woodpecker (GSWP) near the summit of Bukit Timah Hill (BTH)and there was much excitement in the Singapore birding fraternity … Continue reading →
Birding in Pune, Bhamburda Hills, India When: April 2018 Weather: warm 29C Nikon P900 \ We had a morning free after our meeting in Pune, the second city of Maharashtra so our hosts kindly arranged for us to … Continue reading →
So I almost always bring my trusty Nikon P900 birding camera with me whenever I’m on the road on the off-chance I might get to shoot something but on a short trip to Jakarta a couple of weeks ago for a day-long conference in which I arrived midnight on a friday and departed early on a Sunday morning(to escape the traffic!) I decided to travel light and not bring any camera gear except for my phone……well, we all know that the crowded city of Jakarta is not great for birding except for the mangrove swamp at Muara Angke…..
So after the meeting, I arrived at Jakarta Soekarno Hatta airport and settled into the Singapore Airlines lounge for some breakfast when I gazed out the window…..
A solitary tree outside the SQ lounge
As I sipped my coffee, I saw a shadow zip into the tree and then another and another…..taking a closer look and then seating myself right at the window I spent a delightful half hour just observing the excellent bird activity there in cool air-conditioned comfort. I lamented not having my P900 with me but still had fun trying to shoot through glass with a wide angled Samsung phone camera so please excuse the poor images….
The fast moving birds were prob munias….either Javan or Scaly breasted
another pair of munias
and then this pretty little thing hopped about for a few seconds affording me only a momentary glimpse of his red rump…. flowerpecker?
a rather larger bird then flew into the fringe of the tree
probably a sooty headed bulbul
What an unexpected bonus to be able to just observe these birds in a most unexpected location! Learnt my lesson….always wear your camera!
Margaret River Birding IV : Boranup When: February 2018 Weather: Warm 25 and wet Nikon P900 We’d been told that the Karri forest in Boranup and the manta rays in Hamelin Bay just beyond were worth a … Continue reading →
Kranji Marshes Birding When: February 2018 Weather: Hot 28C Nikon P900 Brought my little niece to try some singapore birding early one morning about 715am at Kranji marshes. The light was still dim but we saw some activity on … Continue reading →
Volcanos, lava flows and a few birds in Hawai’i When: January 2018 Weather: Cool 10-20C Leica M240/35mm summilux. Nikon P900 The Big Island or Hawai’i is known for having the longest actively … Continue reading →
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary birding When: December 2017 Weather: Warm, 20C Nikon P900 and Leica M240 35mm summilux After arriving in LAX at 0615, sadly the traffic to the Island Hotel in Newport … Continue reading →