To flash or not to flash?

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Don’t get me wrong. I am not advocating flashing as this may involve breaking the law. What I mean is flashing from the photographer’s point of view, especially when birds are the subjects. Birders and photographers have always argued about … Continued

Sleeping Chestnut-naped Forktail

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Since the posting of Sleeping Birds earlier on, a few people have written expressing concern about disturbing these birds in their sleep, especially when flash is used to photograph them. Forest Ang is one such concerned person. He was at … Continued

Go, going, gone – My habitat

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The founding of Penang Island in the late 18th Century by Sir Francis Light marked the beginning of 171 years of British rule in Malaya. Province Wellesley on the mainland, named after Lord Wellesley, has always been made to feel … Continued

Sleeping birds

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An earlier post of a sleeping Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) that looked like a tiny ball of feathers has spawned another report on sleeping birds by Eddie Lee. This time we have a few images of the tailorbird in dreamland … Continued

Spotted: Red-legged Crake

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It was 4 pm on 28th July 2007, just after a heavy downpour when Ng Bee Choo came across a single Red-legged Crake (Rallina fasciata) taking a bath in a shallow puddle along the road leading to the Singapore Botanic … Continued

Portrait of an eagle: Changeable Hawk Eagle

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The Changeable Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus) found in this part of the world is the subspecies limnaeetus. It is crestless and is found from the Himalayan foothills down through Southeast Asia into Greater Sundas to Philippines. This subspecies is polymorphic, … Continued

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: More on crocs

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The earlier post on the crocodile sighting at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (above) has attracted another comment from R. Subaraj, a nature consultant and bird specialist: “Actually, from what I hear (and this needs confirmation from NParks), the croc … Continued