|19th January 2013, Batang Tiga, Melaka|
Scientific Name: Anastomus oscitans
Equipment: Nikon 1 V2 + Nikkor AFS 400mm f2.8ED-VR
They are currently the star birds, the local papers even covered the news of their arrival in several states of Malaysia. Birders and photographer alike including yours truly have made their way to these locations so as not to miss the opportunity to view these majestic storks in their hundreds.
Paddy growers in the area are simply delighted with their presence since these birds feed on snails which destroy the paddy plants.
Melaka is the land of ‘Hang Tuah’ literally translated as ‘you’re lucky’, I’ve been wanting to see this bird for a few years now, so looks like this year ‘I‘m in Luck’.