Saturday, March 19, 2011

More birds from Kuala Baram

Took the opportunity to celebrate the last "Work Hard Play Hard" Friday afternoon to go commune with feathered denizens of Kuala Baram peatswamps. I packed up grilled-fish and vege lunch and found a spot under a shady leafy tree, soaked in the cool sea-breeze and absorbed fully the sights and sounds the quiet spot has to offer.

Reminds me of Archie: beer can in hand, mouth full of chips sitting on a recliner gawking at the tv. Collared Kingfisher, very common in the area.

Blue-throated Bee Eater Merops viridis were plentiful in the open areas along the seldom used length of the road. Somehow they were very nervous.

The juvenile and adult Grey-headed Fish Eagle. A second fledgeling recorded for the area, the 1st was in 2010 but we didn't see it grow to this stage. Perhaps this is the second brood, 1st successful attempt.

Words (some more to be added later) and images by Nazeri Abghani/MNS Miri


  1. wow! The (last) photo of the Juv and the adult is my favorite.