Monday, 22 February 2010

17/02/2010: Sungai Sedim (Kedah)

Choo Eng and I decided to make a trip to this locality on the 4th day of Chinese New Year. When compared to my childhood days, Chinese New Year has lost much of its "feel" to me now and it is more like a long break from from work more than anything else. Anyway, things were rather slow in terms of bird photography although we did managed to record quite a number of bird species. I finally managed to observe the Bat Hawk at this locality when it surprising soared around the late morning sky.

A few lizards kept me entertained in the absence of the birds like this handsome fellow...

We also came across the Flying Lizard performing its territorial display...

Who needs birds when you have stunning lizards like this. I'm only kidding but the colours of this lizard are striking indeed.

On our way back, we came across a nesting Changeable Hawk-eagle at the outskirts of Kulim town and it was using one of the pylons at the edge of a palm oil estate. However, it was rather puzzling to see no signs of any nesting materials. Although raptors like Peregrine Falcons do not have extensive nest structures but it is most unusual for this species.

1 comment:

terence said...

Nice shot of the Bat Hawk. Like it a lot