045/365 Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis


Todays post, number 045, is a Oriental Magpie Robin. A very beautiful bird completely different to the robin you would expect to see in Europe with the red breast. These were very common around the hotel where we were staying. This was taken on one of the early morning reccy’s to see what I could find.

Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.
Canon 1d MKIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.

043/365 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis


Image 043 is of a Cattle Egret watching two gents playing golf. When visiting foreign countries which are particularly hot, always find the nearest water and you will find birds there. Golf courses are always a hot spot for birdlife. To keep the greens in pristine playing condition the gardeners water them everyday, in turn attracting hundreds of birds for their daily drink.

Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, Shangri La golf course, Borneo, Malaysia, April 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS Lens.