D7000 in action with Black-crowned Night Heron

Monday, November 19, 2012
With the recently acquired replacement unit of Nikon D7000, I tried out full manual setting. I have never try shooting birds in action such as the Black-crowned Night Heron diving into the water. It was indeed a good test for the camera.
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White-breasted Waterhen

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Although this is one of the most common birds in our urban areas, it is not necessarily the easiest subject to photograph as it tends to be very shy and quickly went into hiding once they spotted human presence.
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Mangrove in Klang

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
After a long period without photography, I drove towards the mangrove (1 hour from home) and meet up with Jason. We have been trying to go for an outing for a long time and our intention for the day is to nail the Mangrove Pitta. We heard the pitta calling at 2 different spots, unfortunately none show up. We found a pair of Stork-billed Kingfisher perching near the Blue-throated Bee-eater nesting area. The above photo was taken with a Nikon J1 + Nikon 300mm f4 with the help of the red dot spotter.
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Herons Coming Home

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I've always enjoy observing the herons actively flying in and out from the heronry. This is one of the best place to observe their behavior - feeding and nesting.

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Birds of Bukit Tinggi February 2012

I was all alone at this popular stake out in the morning. The usually ones came out to greet me and put up some good shows by posing at various perch. These photographs are taken with a Nikon J1 + FT1 adapter + Nikon 300mm f4.

Other birds sighted include Striped Tit Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Ochraceous Bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Glossy Swiftlet, Pacific Swallow, Hill Blue Flycatcher and many more.
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Oriental Magpie Robin Feeding

Monday, February 20, 2012
Again this morning, I dropped by at Lake Garden thinking of doing some shooting for my work. Unfortunately, this doesn't work out. Then a pair of Oriental Magpie Robin appeared in front of me and as I stand and watch, I noticed that this pair always carry food while perching. Then, I observed where they are heading and finally noticed a nest nearby. As usual, they nest at ....(secret).... of the tree.

Photos taken with Nikon J1 + 1.4x TC + Nikon 300mm f4.

Here is a plaintain squirrel feeding nearby...

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Unplanned Field Test with Nikon J1 + 1.4x TC + Nikon 300mm f4

Yesterday evening I had to rush to Lake Garden to take some photographs for my work, unfortunately when I arrived ..... heaven, had to take shelter at the boat house. When the rain stopped, I noticed a flock of Javan Myna feeding on the ground. Then 2 Chinese Pond Heron was spotted with the flock. After a while, 2 Purple-backed Starling decided to join the party. The last bird seen on the field was 1 White-vented Myna. It even caught a small centipede.

With this flock, I had the opportunity to try out my Nikon J1 + 1.4x TC + Nikon 300mm f4.

Here are 2 photos of White-vented Myna which I managed to shoot few hours earlier.

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Buffy Fish Owl

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Take a look at this owl. It is called Buffy Fish Owl. It seems that the owl is pretty a common sight in one of the local wetland here in Malaysia. The photo was taken very early in the morning.
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Another J1 test

Been busy guiding for the past few weeks. Finally had the opportunity to take the J1 for another field test again. But no easy target until I reach my work place where I spotted 2 White-vented Myna with a Brown Shrike during a hot afternoon.
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Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia

Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia
Collection of photographs for reference.

Notable Plants While Birding

Notable Plants While Birding
There will be some interesting flora that will definitely catch your attention while going out on a birdwatching trip with me. I am in the midst of compiling all the plants, please return to this website for updates. Thank you.

Insects, Reptiles & Primates

Insects, Reptiles & Primates
You will see other interesting insects, reptiles and primates during your birding adventure with me. Here are some of the photos I have extract from my image bank.
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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.

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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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