When: April 2015 Weather: Cool 20C
Leica M240/35 summilux, Sony A55/70-400
In Kuala Lumpur for a meeting, managed to eke out some time on sunday to go birding with an old chum and some birding enthusiasts. Setting off at 6am from KLCC area, we arrived in good time around 645, to be greeted by the warm glow of a mistless montane morning…though prepared for a cold morning it was just comfortably cool and there was no need for a jacket…
sunrise over genting highlands
gentle dawn shades over the range
As the sun rose and the light came up, we drove beyond the gambling resort and up a little road towards the radar station….where we spent the morning. We walked up the little path on the left of the gate….
the gate at the radar station: no photography??? Not a chance…
The Rufous Fulvetta was active…
The Chestnut Crowned Laughing Thrush, now known as the Malayan Laughing Thrush was common, as it is in Frasers Hill
the chestnut crowned LT has olive colouring on the wings and a dark beak
the chestnut capped LT also appeared: grey body and red beak distinguishes from chestnut crowned LT
Streaked Wren Babbler
looking for breakfast
and finding it
the vista of the main range was spectacular as the day brightened
Mountain Leaf Warbler
Moth for breakfast!
Juvenile Large Niltava with specking on the breast
And this male siberian blue robin peeked shyly out
I had shot the female siberian blue robin in singapore a couple of months ago….
star bird of the morning: the white browed flycatcher
Also enjoying his meal
Only managed this poor silhouette shot of the mountain bulbuls with their punk hairdos
the long tailed sibia is common in malaysian montane regions
Sibia grabbing a moth…
Shaking the moth in a cloud of powder
white throated fantail
the wonderful colours of the golden throated barbet
and just as we left, a few oriental magpie robins appeared
On the way down, we stopped at the coffee shops in Gohtong Jaya where the curry noodles were excellent and made a detour to have a look at another patch of forest in Tanarimba where we saw the Crested Serpent Eagle..
Crested Serpent Eagle perched on a lamppost
raising its crest
and majestically taking off