“I managed to get out for 1.5 hours and caught a Grab car to the coat (Grab Bird Watching I call it). The driver was local and took me to his childhood village as I had asked to be taken to mud flats.
“Despite the presence of sightseers (it was a public holiday) I managed to spot 4 Lesser Adjutants (Leptoptilos javanicus) feeding at once small location; argues well for a species that is vulnerable.
“They would forage by probing with the proximal one third of the beak into the mud and took what looked like a clam, a soft cylindrical invertebrate and other worm-like creatures. They would toss them up and back to feed.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
31st August 2018
Location: Batu Pahat, Johore, Malaysia
Habitat: Mud flats on the coast