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A non birding treat from Ladywalk reserve yesterday

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Muntjac (F)

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Muntjac (M)

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Not native to the UK, but fairly widespread now

 

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At Ladywalk, we also had a nice view of a Great Spotted Woodpecker (already posted)

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Dave Williams
4 hours ago, TonyQ said:

A non birding treat from Ladywalk reserve yesterday

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Muntjac (F)

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Muntjac (M)

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Not native to the UK, but fairly widespread now

 

 

Oh deer, you can't have that in the big year thread!!!!:D:D

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TonyQ

@Dave Williams  at least I didn’t claim it!:)

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PeterHG

Very good additions, @TonyQ! And don't worry, we'll soon start a Big Deer Thread.

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Dave Williams

Caught up and you are ticking along nicely !

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@PeterHG  I still wouldn't do very well as it is a Very Little Deer!

@Dave Williams  thank you

 

We have been away (to Malaysia) and then I have begun working on those photos, but I have also been clearing out a few older photos from the UK this year, plus one from yesterday. But first some of the older ones.(I thought I would wait for better photos and then decided not to!)

 

46.UK.46. Greenfinch  Carduelis chloris 

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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Ladywalk  Reserve, West Midlands    01.02.2020

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47.UK.47. Linnet  Carduelis cannabina   

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Ladywalk  Reserve, West Midlands    01.02.2020

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48.UK.48. Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna  

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           29.01.2020

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49.UK.49. Treecreeper  Certhia familiaris      

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Moseley Bog   19.01.2020

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Moseley Bog   19.01.2020

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As we reach 50, a few shots from yesterday afternoon. Light very poor, rain beginning to fall, taken through double glazed windows - it was very close. It gave us a bit of pleasure watching it in these times of gloom!

50.UK.50. Wren  Trogdolytes trogdolytes      

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Our Garden, Birmingham        15.03.2020

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Stretching up for insects (I presume), Our Garden, Birmingham        15.03.2020

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Our Garden, Birmingham        15.03.2020

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Our Garden, Birmingham        15.03.2020

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michael-ibk

Love the Wren Tony - great sequence!

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Galana

Half Century and a lovely little bird to get there with.

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Peter Connan

Beautiful!

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Posted (edited)

@michael-ibk @Galana @Peter Connan thank you

 

Malaysia

 

We were in Malaysia in February for about two and a half weeks (birds, mammals, food).

Our main birding destinations were:

Kualar Lumpur (KL) where we visited Lake Gardens which was in walking distance of our hotel

Fraser’s Hill which as the name suggests is a bit higher than the other spots at about 1500m so had a different collection of birds

Langkawi (an island off the west coast to the north of Peninsular Malaysia)

Penang (also an island off the west coast, but with a bridge to the mainland and the State of Kedah)

 

I wasn’t going to, but given the change in circumstances I will also write a short trip report at some stage (to show some interesting mammals). @Kitsafari was very helpful in terms of local guides, and seeing all the birds in her Big Year, and mammals in her trip reports was inspirational.

          

51.M1. Abbott's Babbler  Malacocincla abbotti          

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Penang/Kedah            23.02.2020

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Penang/Kedah            23.02.2020

I have put Penang/Kedah because one you cross the bridge from Penang Island, part of the mainland is Penang State, and part is Kedah State. So we were on the mainland but I don't know which state for the different sites we visited. We spent half a day on the mainland with a guide.

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52.M2. Arctic Warbler  Phylloscopus borealis

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Fraser's Hill     13.02.2020

What on earth is an Arctic Warbler doing in tropical Malaysia you may wonder (we did!). A fairly common migrant.

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53.M3. Ashy Drongo  Dicrurus leucophaeus 

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Langkawi         20.02.2020

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54.M4. Asian Openbill  Anastomus oscitans  

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Penang/Kedah            23.02.2020

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Penang/Kedah            23.02.2020

These have arrived in Malaysia relatively recently although already common in other parts of South East Asia.

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55.M5. Asian Brown Flycatcher  Muscicapa dauurica           

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En route to Fraser's Hill     12.02.2020     

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Fraser's Hill     13.02.2020

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56.M6. Asian Fairy Bluebird  Irena puella      

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Taman Negara            16.02.2020

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Taman Negara            17.02.2020

A really beautiful bird we thought

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57.M7. Asian Glossy Starling  Aplonis panayensis    

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Lake Gardens, KL       11.02.2020

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Juvenile, with very distinctive stripes (and a meal) Lake Gardens, KL       11.02.2020

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Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple, Penang            26.02.2020

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58.M8. Bamboo Woodpecker  Gecinulus viridis        

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Fraser's Hill     12.02.2020

Really dense undergrowth. dark and so difficult to get any photo. So don't complain:)

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Posted (edited)

59.M9. Banded Woodpecker  Chrysophlegma miniaceum    

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mega crop, Penang/Kedah            23.02.2020

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60.M10. Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica

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En route to Fraser's Hill           12.02.2020

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En route to Fraser's Hill           12.02.2020

A familiar bird from home -  and we assumed we would see it later in the year. But now, who knows.

I always enjoy watching them fly.

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michael-ibk

I´m looking forward to this Tony, great start. And super you are doing a report.

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