Saturday, March 27, 2010

Field Trip

For the past two Saturdays, I have been waking up at 5a.m., meeting up with friends and went off trapping birds. They were mostly interested in Tekukurs or the Spotted Doves while I was interested in observing them and looking for nests of the Straw-headed Bulbul (after a crash course on what to look out for over the phone). Found a family of 4 and a pair separately. Very interesting but could not locate their nest even though spent a few hours at each site. Hmmm need to call in the experts :-D

One of the outings brought me to a town forgotten by inflation. A big bowl of duck noodles at RM2.50.... (Bkt Gambir)

A typical favourite hideout for the bulbul...... near a stream

Managed to intrude into a nursery where we disturbed a group of workers tending to a plant nursery. And they in return disturbed my friends who were trying to catch Tekukurs by their activities ;-) managed to catch one though, on top of a grave where the bird flew off with the racik (loose soil) but fell down again a short distance away.

- Time you enjoy wasting wasn't wasted -

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