When: January 2016 Weather: Cool, overcast, 26C
Nikon P900. Lumix FZ200
For my first blog post of 2016, I returned to Sungai Buloh Wetland Reserve, a place I’ve neglected for a while as Bidadari seemed to be the centre of all activity…and I was very glad I did….it was a dull and overcast day so photography was challenging but it was nice and cool and comfortable.
Much renovation work has been done here, all for the better…lots of easy walking trails, boardwalks, hides etc etc. It’s always worth hanging around the main bridge leading to the ponds as there’s lots of stuff there…
stork billed kingfisher perched over the river
another view…unfortunately partially hidden by branches
arriving at the first hide after the bridge, the ponds were a hive of activity with this grey heron lording it over a flock of whimbrels
The whimbrels were quite majestic in a group
redshanks were prominent
greenshank in foreground with redshanks behind
and then from the elevated hide, a flash of colour and noise…
a pair of flame backed woodpeckers…
the male with his resplendent red crest..
and the female also posed willingly
and then from afar, I saw this big white stork and thought it was a Painted Stork…but on looking again, looks to be a Milky Stork instead..
Milky Stork with Lesser Egret
heading back across the bridge, needlefish were plentiful
there was even a crocodile
and the last bird of the morning…a little heron watching over everything
there are a couple of ponds next to the visitor centre and if you stop for a while, you will almost certainly see the monitor lizard sunning himself
you will also see interesting fish like this snakehead
and this gorgeous ?tilapia like fish
2 hours well spent at Sungai Buloh…birds, reptiles and fish….highly recommended!