Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A few birds from Kuala Miri

The new Kuala Miri located past the Miri Golf Course at the end Kampung Pulau Melayu is also a good place to see typical coastal birds ie. White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kites, Pied Thriller, White-breasted Woodswallow, Collared Kingfisher and the like. Went there back in April and caught a few on camera, perhaps worth going again. The setting is very nice, cool breeze and very expansive view of the coast under the shades of young casuarina trees.

Not quite sure what this raptor is, I know it's not White-bellied Sea Eagle not Brahminy Kite. It was being chased after by White-breasted Woodswallow.

A Pied Thriller checking out the abundant insects on the casuarinas.

A pair of very aggressive White-breasted Woodswallow, perhaps protecting a nest or just being territorial.

A Cattle Egret in breeding plumage. These normally hang out by the roadside by the grass.

All photos were taken 05th April 2009.

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