Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Last minute collections

Here are some photos which i missed out...and some of the collection made this year end. In all, its a nice collection to finish off the year 2011. Enjoy..

From Byram,

Little ringed plover in breeding plumage

Little Stint. My lifer.

White Wagtail. My lifer.

From Batu Kawan, 

Oriental Darter. Thanks to Mun who found it and share it with us. Though the shot is not so good as it was raining heavily, just looking at the bird is pretty amazing as there were only 2 previous record from Peninsular Malaysia....

From Alor Setar coast,

 Lesser crested tern. My lifer. I concluded it as lesser as the bill is more of orange than yellow. I counted 8 of them on 25th Dec and 0n 26th the number goes up to 30! That makes me wonder as this bird is not that common on our shore.....

Look at the wingspan!

 Common tern (larger bird in the middle) with white winged tern. Correct me if i'm wrong.

 Whiskered tern (thanks to David Bakewell for the correction).

Thanks a lot to all my friends who shared the good experience of birding and herping in year 2011. See you next year and i hope it'll be much more exciting! Thanks a lot guys!


Choy Wai Mun said...

Great collection. Well done. I can't think of a better way of ending a year than sharing a rarity with friends.

digdeep said...

Hi Muin

All good stuff, especially the terns. Guess these are up in the Kedah coast? The last bird is a Whiskered not a Little.



M. A. Muin said...

Thanks a lot Mun and Dave. Will correct the id. Dave, yup...all at Kedah coast where i brought you and hakim last time.

Hor Kee said...

Nice shots Muin. The Darters seem to have left the area since the New Year. Some local birders there report of hunting activities in the surrounding areas. I hope the Darters do not fall to the owners of the many fish farms around the area.

Angad Achappa said...

Great set of pics.. and congrats on getting your lifer here... :)

Angad Achappa
Indian Wildlife Photography