Thursday, August 30, 2012


Useful craftman to know.... on the right, a replica carved with a saw blade.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya

Others Raya, my household also "sibuk" want to Raya :) Looks like I will have ketupat & rendang tomorrow....

Selamat Hari Raya to my Muslim friends.....
An opportunity also for me to seek forgiveness for any offence, consciously made or otherwise....

Happy holidays to all....

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Chicks from the pied parents - 2nd clutch

Photos taken today after I got positive news on the progress made in dialogues with the Wildlife Department. It appears they will be supportive of our breeding efforts.
That inspires me to take the trouble to disturb the parents for another glimpse of the chicks ;)

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Leg bands

The leg rings.... 13 units left. Hoping to run out of stock before the end of the year hahaha!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Close banding

Took out 4 chicks for close banding. This time I used the correct size for Shamas. Correct meaning that it won't be too large as to get a toe entangled in the ring in the future. Donated by a good friend, Jeffrey Low, so they are banded as JL86, JL87, JL88, JL89.
Removed the parent birds as well and that will be all from this pair for the year.

Now the focus shifts to another pair I am breeding from.... also 4 chicks in the nest. The pied pair, a very interesting pair for me to observe....

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Shama chicks - 2 days old

Life is uncertain..... who among us will make it to adulthood? who among us will make Shama Wizards proud?

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Coffee break

Ah!.... nothing beats a good break with good coffee and light snack after a wild goose chase looking for avian specimens.
Was at Nan Yang coffee shop, Segamat. 2nd best coffee in the country ;)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Old video

An old video of a Shama.
Grandfather to the chicks I bred this year ;)