Playing catch-up on my blog postings!
I took a visiting birder, Frank Smith, from New York, out today. His primary target was night birds, so we started pre-dawn at Sungai Sedim, where we had frustratingly brief views if a Gould's Frogmouth and heard Malaysian Eared-nightjar, and finished off the day at Air Itam Dalam, where Great eared-nightjar, Large-tailed Nightjar, Spotted Wood-owl and Barn Owl all performed well.
There were other birds of course, but not many pictures, as I was mainly focusing on finding the birds for Frank.
The much-photographed White-crowned Hornbill family stole the show! Here's the female, with her all-white tail.
And this is the juvenile, with vestigial dark markings on some tail feathers.
No mistaking Dad, with his glistening yellowish-white head and front half of the body.
This is what they were after, now if I can just...reach... a bit further..!
Nope - too far! What are YOU looking at?
This is how it's done, son... forget you're a hornbill and think hummingbird thoughts!
There was also a troop opf Dusky Langurs enjoying the fruit. I call this picture "Contentment", because that's what it is - a picture of contentment!
And this one has to be "Happiness is...!"