J1 Field Test Part 3 - Up in Genting Highlands

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Not been to Ulu Kali for 2 months now, but yesterday morning trip was sort of the best chance I had to test the Nikon J1 and FT1 adapter. Sigh, there aren't many birds that came out for us, only a few species but they came too close to where me and my birding friends.

Calls were heard from species like Golden-throated Barbet, Common Green Magpie, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Pygmy Wren-babbler, Lesser Shortwing, and much more. However, we only sighted a Common Buzzard, Mugimaki Flycatcher, Spectacled Laughingthrush, Malayan Laughingthrush, Wreath Hornbill, Mountain Leaf Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Javan Cuckooshrike, Long-tailed Sibia, Barred-throated Minla and Large Niltava.

Birds & Wildlife in Malaysia

About Me

I'm a bird watcher, digiscoper, photographer and a licensed nature guide. Welcome to my 'A Malaysian Birder' blog. I will post my bird sightings and photographs on this blog. I started bird watching while studying in university. After graduating with a degree in forestry specializing in parks and recreation management, I have been attached to the parks and gardens industry. My past work experiences involve conducting environmental education program, bird watching and many more. When I go out to the field, I will usually have my Kowa 10x32 BDXD binocular, iPhone and Kowa TSN-501 spotting scope with me. This is the lightest setup for me as I prefer to go light these days. Although sometimes, I will (and I need to) take out my Nikon 10x42 Monarch binocular, Nikon ED82 spotting scope, Nikon1 V1 setup for specific targets.

Bird Watching Tours

There are quite a number of birding groups from Australia, United States and United Kingdom that come over to Malaysia annually visiting the traditional key sites that include Kuala Selangor, Fraser's Hill and Taman Negara. There is not doubt that the 3 sites are the preferred birding sites in Peninsular Malaysia. So if you are coming over for birding and intend to hire a guide, you can send me an email at and go over to posting section to view photos and summary of trip reports with testimonials from past clients.

Besides following the traditional route, I also customized trip according to clients needs, preference and interests. So there are some local patches that I can introduce to all bird watchers, digiscopers and photographers.

Bird Video

I am also interested to take video of birds. Here are some of my favorite videos for your viewing. Video taken with Nikon1 V1 attached to a Sigma 500mm f4.5 and most of the time iPhone SE through the spotting scope. Editing is done on smartphone Power Director for Android device and I also like the iMovie on iPhone. Enjoy.

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