|11th September 2011, Kg Tok Lukot, Sabak, Kelantan|
I wasn’t able to go back to my hometown during the Hari Raya break. Made a trip back to see my parents and in-laws in Kota Bharu last weekend. A few hours late Sunday afternoon was spent in Sabak to photograph early migrants in the area. Shooting in Sabak always leaves me wishing how I had more reach with my gear, 300mm is a severe handicap when it comes to waterbirds.
Overall it was good day with some of the birds coming in quite close to my position in the middle of the swamp area.
A few Greater Sand Plovers were scattered over the area. (correction: juvenile Lesser Sand PLovers)
A few Terek Sandpipers
One of a few Common Sandpipers in the area.
A colony of 6 Oriental Pranticoles
A few Common Redshanks
My lifer- a White Wagtail.
Unsure- looks like a Whimbrel (ID: Greater Painted Snipe)
Plenty of House Swallows (correction: Barn Swallows, I should have got this one correctly identified the first time!)
A White-browed Crake picking up courage to leave the safety of the reeds