Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birder

I mixed up Asian Glossy Starlings that feasted on my papaya with Mynahs five months back. Anyhow, these close relative of Mynahs are no less noisy, the decibel level is sometimes intolerable high to an uneasy heart.

I live nearby a village, a oil palm plantation and paddy fields. This certainly hints that I have been offered opportunities to watch many birds, included these "Perling Mata Merah", or Startling in Malay. In fact, I have seen many but rare to picture some decent one, and the temptation keeps running wild as long as the failure continues further, until this evening.

I pretended as a birder.

This couple was spotted having their quiet moment in such a way trying to mislead me, but my experience helped to deny this, or they had the belief that romantic starts from Wordless Wednesday.


This immature Starling was found staying atop of this tree at a distance from the couple.

I pretend as a birder. I cannot identify most the birds included the next one, but this would not deny it to be my favourite.


But this could not help to keep her for much longer. My favourite had flown away.

29 comments:

VanillaSeven said...

rainfield, I totally speechless when I saw your 3rd photo. It looks like a beautiful painting. One of your best shot so far! Love it!

rainfield61 said...

You got it. I have the same feeling, that's why it is my favourite.

Diane AZ said...

These are all beautiful bird images, Rainfield! Like VanillaSeven, I thought the third one looked like a painting. I wonder what kind of bird it is.

Icy BC said...

Aah..VanillaSeven took my words, so now I'm speechless, too!

The third and fourth photo are like greeting card, absolutely stunning!

Tes said...

I agree with VS and Icy, the third and fourth photos are awesome! The bird in flight is amazing! Good timing!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Those are excellent bird pictures and like VanillaSeven my favourite is No3.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Beautiful shots that look like oil paintings. The starling is precious.

Life Ramblings said...

i couldn't agree more with all of them. great shots especially the 3rd capture.

rainfield61 said...

Diane AZ/Icy: I am speechless too reading your comments. It is a precious moment to get such a positive feedback from you.

Tes: My excitement will continue though my favourite has flown away. The feeling is good. Thanks.

Kirigalpoththa: I have successful pretended as a birder, at least for this time. Ha ha...

Poetic Shutterbug: This will be part of the collections on my oil painting, and is a precious one. lol.

Ginnymo said...

I have quite a few of those Starlings here too. They look nicer in their non-breeding plumage. I really love your last two photos rain!! Beautiful captures!! I think I'll go count foxes now..Ha! Ha!

AVCr8teur said...

One has to be patient to be a birder. Looks like you have a good knack for it. By the way, there are books identifying birds by the region.

Glennis said...

A small very cute bird took your fancy then flew. Wonderful photo.

Tabib said...

What a beautiful captured of Brown Shrike. They migrating from the north, wintering here.

Willie said...

Wow...i didn't know you observed birds too.

Cher said...

nice shot of the birds! the 3rd photo stands out! picture perfect for me. ;)

Sharkbytes said...

Oh! Those last two pictures are like something out of a fine art book! WOw

Mei Teng said...

I live in a concrete jungle. The only birds I see where I live are the horrible crows and pigeons.

It's good that you see other bird species other than those mentioned above.

Mike said...

Rainfield-you a birder? Surprise surprise!

The photograph that you cannot identify is a Brown Shrike. Fairly common here in Thailand-not sure about Malaysia.

Nice captures.

Gallicissa said...

Rainfield I think you are moving in the right direction. I vote for more birding posts!

fufu said...

personally i extremely love the last picture... i gotta invest in my lens once i have money!!

Ratty said...

You did as well as any birder. Your shots of the birds are great. That last bird is also my favorite. Getting a shot of a bird in flight is a rare treat.

rainfield61 said...

Ginnymo: Birds fly too swift, otherwise counting birds is not a bad idea. Ha! Ha!

AVCr8teur: I do not have that time and patience, I have to admit. This are my rare shots.

Glennis: You explained it well. It took my fancy then flew, and never returned.

Tabib: Thank you very much. Brown Shrike is long-tailed, and perches quite upright. With your help, I learn further.

Willie: I have said that: I pretended I am. Hehehe..

Cher: Kind words from you. Thank you.

Sharkbytes: Wow!! I really enjoy all the good words. I need to count sheep tonight.

Mei Teng: There are many others around us out there, go out and look carefully, you can see them. They belong to you too.

Mike: No no no no!!! I am just a one-post-birder. Surprise again?!!

Gallicissa: You vote for more birding posts, but how can I help???

fufu: I do not have a fantastic lens but a cheap Canon 55-200mm telescopic lens.

Ratty: You and me are just a part time birder. Aren't we? Anyway, I feel very "high" on the result.

Bengbeng said...

i agree the third shot is beautiful. it is difficult to take pics of them up close. often they fly off quick they they realize i am watching. so i have to zoom n it comes out blur

Andrea said...

You have some great photos here!

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shots...well captured moments!

Salitype said...

you captured the bird's flight in vivid color! fantastic shot, rain! my favorite!

it pays to have such a patience, you were awarded at the end!

eng

roentarre said...

Such a clever way of creating simplicity effectively. Beautiful high key in the last two shots

rainfield61 said...

Bengbeng: It was merely my luck to have captured the last one so nicely. Another reason might be I have the correct setting ready.

Andrea: Thanks for your visit.

flyingstars: The captured moment is short but the joy is everlasting.

Salitype(Eng): Ha! Ha! I like this reward from the Nature, and would like to dedicate this to all of you.

roentarre: Hai my friend, how are you now? Have been a long time never see you active again. Take care.

Ayie said...

that shot also is my favorite of all =) and wow you even captured as it flew away!