A morning excursion to the marshlands of Pulau Burung, Penang yielded only the commoner species. Although this locality usually delivers in terms of rewarding birding, there will be always be slow days. In a sense the slow days are good as it helps to remind you not to take things for granted. If every single trip here exceeds my expectations, then I will be very worried. There is no such thing as a perfect birding locality – not here on Earth anyway. So, it was some quality time with the usual birds and I got my Saturday birding remedy to help me get over the hectic working hours of last week. Below are just some of the species that kept me occupied for a few hours on this beautiful sunny morning at a landfill.