Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Tambun Bird.....cute and friendly ?

I captured this bird on photo sometime back.I was driving a kembara on a bicycle track along the Hulu Kinta area when i saw this bird in the trees...it had rained earlier so i guess it was wet and was ruffling its wing to shake off the water...it was bigger than your house bird..somewhere half the size of a crow or thereabouts....

.it had colorful feathers....and it was in the bushes...i stopped the car and started photographing it..as you would imagine it flew away..but it went to the open space and perched itself on a higher branch...and spread its wings.....wow ..was this an opportunity or what... by the way i only use a nikon coolpix...and you know how fast the shutter intervals can be... duh!!!!

..it was sashaying its back feathers...then spreading its wings...it actually went higher up the branch....which was good.....

i just clicked every time the camera was ready...zoomed in as far as i could and managed to get some of these shots below....


as it kept its wings open i guess it was just trying to dry itself...but what an opportunity.....being able to have a bird pose for you in the buff as it were!!....

..by the time i had enough it was almost at the top of the branch...wings all spread out...i got the feeling maybe this bird was being a little berlagak...but heck why not..now i can share these shots in cyberspace...

..i tried to find out its name but gave up after awhile...so i'll just call it the Tambun bird..cause i saw it off the Tambun - Tg Rambutan road. Several months later i actually saw it again in the Bandar Baru Tambun area...so i guess it is a resident of this area...if you do see it say hello..i think it likes an audience....

cheers!

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