|28th December 2011, Bidor , Perak|
Local Name: Itik Kapas
Scientific Name: Nettapus coromandelianus
Stopped over in Bidor on my way back from Ipoh just to check out the ponds. There were not many birds around when I first arrived with the usual species providing some action for a tired birder after a along drive. The rain put a halt to any hope of walking around the ponds. After a short nap it was one last look before starting the engine to head home. To my surprise I could see some splashes in the miidle of the pond and upon closer scrutiny using the bins revealed a group of about 10 Cotton Pygmy geese feeding and playing in between the water lilies. They were mostly juveniles, one adult female and no adult male (which otherwise would have made it more interesting).
Swimming on a bed of diamonds!