It was a wonderful morning in Kota Kinabalu today, the sky was perfectly blue. My wife and I, together with Ron went to search for the Blue-naped Parrot and the Dollar Bird at Tanjung Aru.
The search was succesful as we managed to record some decent photographs of them for the record. There were quite a number of visitors at the beach which made the hunt more difficult. Not too bad in the end though.
1. Spotted-neck Dove
A dove captured by my wife enjoying the morning sun.
2. Brown-throated Sunbird
A female sunbird busy weaving its' nest. Check out the thread...spider web!
3. Blue-naped Parrot
A beautiful parrot with lots of noise. You will face not much of problem locating them!
4. Blue-naped Parrot
The closest shot I managed to capture of the bird. The best part was- It was enjoying a morning snack!
5. Blue-naped Parrot
These guys flies like missiles. They are fast and very difficult to get a good flick. Out of almost a dozen attempts-this one's proved the best one. Not the best quality I assure you, but just look at the beautiful colors.
6. Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)
Another attraction at the beach-the Common Iora.
7. Dollar bird
More often than not I mistakenly ID the Dollarbird to a Chinese Crested Myna when they are in flight. However, if you take a closer look there are blue while the Chinese Crested Mynas are black.
All in all, I am quite satisfied with our outing today. I was more happy with the company really. I was begining to feel very lonely going hunting alone in Labuan . The birds there seemed to be very unco-operative to me in recent times too!
Glad to be back this weekend! The blue-and-green flying missiles adds to the smile.
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