On the new year's day, a friend of mine (http://cwhyoo.multiply.com) came back from Ipoh and decided to visit Pulau Burung for migratory birds.
I was lucky to have my first lifer in 2010 on the new year's day, the Whiskered Tern. Here are the digiscoped photographs of the Whiskered Tern.
Let's take a closer look inside its beak, it is red inside, interesting, why red? Perhaps, no answer.and the back view of the tern:
My favorite wader, the Pacific Golden Plover, there were around 10 of them in Pulau Burung pond. Here are some of the digiscoped photos:cleaning session, and ready for a shot:
Other birds I spotted were the Black-Shouldered Kites, Blue-tailed Beeeaters, Common Moorhen, Waterhen, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, Chinese Pond Heron, Pacific Golden Plover, Black-winged Stilt, White-throated Kingfisher, Dollarbirds, and many waders.
About the Pheasant-tailed Jacana, we couldn't trace any sight of the Jacana, I'm very sure that the Jacana has left the place and must be heading the south.
Pulau Burung is one of the good place for waterbird birding in Penang, so, shall this place be reserved as a wetland reserve in Penang for education and recreation purposes? A reserve like the Singapore's Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Taipei's Guandu Wetland Park, or Kinta Nature Park? Perhaps, no one cares....