Taken at Kinabalu Park, at 20SEP2011 with a couple from Singapore. This We were attracted by its loud variety of harsh whistles and chattering call. We saw 3 magpie flying around the same areas, seem like collecting something, after much exploring inner to the dense brushes, we discovered that they are actually in the process of building a nest, that’s why they have been flying back and fro the same spots with things at their mouth.
We have also seen this bird at Mt. Alab too, along Tambunan Road, which is about 1600m above sea level.
Overnight trip to Kinabalu National Park with wife. We tried to book a room for overnight stay at the National Park itself. However, the rooms are all full. Instead, we drove out of the park in search of an accommodation. We were lucky to get a room at D’Villa lodge, just 50 metres from the Park. We were lucky because that was the last available room for that night.
The room has a balcony is facing a fence of tree and overlooking to the sloped vegetable farm. I thought this is a good spot for me to photograph some birds, especially the Drongo.
We stayed at the balcony birdwatching…and managed to photographed the Oriental Magpie Robin family (Black tail). Parents with 2 almost full grown chicks…
Then this little Black-capped white eye fly to find fruit at the branches….
Next morning, at about 6am, the Ashy Drongos are already busy feeding on the insects outside the balcony…
In the Kinabalu National Park itself, following birds were taken during that trip.