Digiscoping: 16 November 2011, Bangi

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Finally, a decent shot of Common Sandpiper taken with my digiscoping setup. Common Sandpiper is a common wader here in Peninsular Malaysia, especially the area where I live. But the numbers are extremely low. The site where I went this morning is located in Bangi and I spotted 2 birds. Other birds sighted and targeted today include Pied Triller, White-throated Kingfisher, Pink-necked Pigeon, Common Myna, Javan Myna, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Baya Weaver, Scaly-breasted Munia, House Crow, Little Heron, Purple Heron, Painted Stork and Little Egret.

In another section of the park, I found a flock of Purple-backed Starling on Pine trees. Apparently, they are feeding on the needle-like leaves just like my past observation on Asian Glossy Starling 'chewing' the leaves of Rain Tree (that was back in 2005).

A huge flock of House Crow chased the Starlings away....sigh.

All photos taken with Omicron Spotting Scope 80ED Harrier, Nikon P5100 camera and Cheang Kum Seng's digiscoping adapter. Zoom with the camera is limited to 25%-50%

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