17th April 2011, Pulau Burung, Penang
Most of my Bird Photography were done in the forested areas of the country, so during my visit to Penang recently, I took the opportunity to visit this famous location for some photographs of ‘Water Birds’ found in the coastal areas of Malaysia. True to it’s name, Pulau Burung which is Bird Island in English, lived up to it’s name wonderfully for me during that brief visit. Here are some of the birds that I managed to photograph.
I spotted this male Common Moorhen swimming away and I managed to get a few shots of this handsome bird before he disappeared into the ‘reeds’ at the far end of the pond.
It’s amazing to see how fast they can swim…… and they don’t even have webbed foot!
A short while later, I noticed a couple perched on a tree stump, enjoying the morning sunshine.
Another bird commonly sighted at the pond is the Little Grebe. They can be seen swimming and diving in the pond area near the reed’s edges.
Another interesting bird at the pond is the Lesser Whistling Duck, easily among the largest of the birds found at the pond.