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Parit Jawa (2-3)-12-2009
It was quite some time ago that the GoF had gone birding, so we were eager for a trip! For me [J], it was also a good opportunity to try out my new Nikon D5000.

When we arrived, it was high tide, so we decided to explore first the paddy fields at Sg Balang. A farmer was ploughing his land, followed by a large flock of egrets and adjutants. High up in the air raptors were soaring in the sky.
We were lucky to spot a Greater Spotted Eagle, a rare winter visitor. We were wondering if the bird might be blind in one eye.

For our lunch we went back to Parit Jawa. The local speciality is Ikan Assam Pedas, very tasty.

It was low tide now, so we spent some time watching waders. For an accidental birder like me, they look often the same...:-)

The next morning we first went to Muar to have breakfast. This time a Teo Chew speciality, noodles with pig intestines. As the tide was high again, we decided to go to Merlimau, where there are paddy fields, but also interesting wetlands. Quite a variety of birds. Beautiful weather, very hot, so we were lucky that we had parked the car next to a coconut plantation. Very refreshing.

A typical GoF trip, a good mix of birding, eating and fellowship!

Parit Jawa

Detail of the Chinese temple

Temple doors

Brahminy Kite [S]

Farmer ploughing his land

Ready for action!


Egrets and Lesser Adjutants

Lesser Adjutants [K]

Black Kite [J]


Greater Spotted Eagle [S]

Paddyfield Pipit [J]

Blue-tailed Bee-eater [J]

Blue-tailed Bee-eater [K]

Lunch in Parit Jawa

Ikan Assam Pedas

The harbour of Parit Jawa

A fishing boat going out


Low tide

Relaxed birding..:-)
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Composition in pink

Common Redshank [G]

Common Redshank [S]

Common Redshank [J]

Plover [J]

Little Egret [S]

Making a crab trap


The Muar clocktower


With pig intestines!

Paddy fields near Merlimau

Gunung Ledang far away

Here we come

Tiger Shrike [S]

Tiger Shrike [K]

Purple Swamphen [S]



Whistling Ducks [Y]

Whistling Ducks [K]

Cattle Egret in breeding plumage [J]

Yellow Wagtail [S]

Wood Sandpiper [S]

Little Ringed Plover [S]

Yellow Bittern [K]

Egret [K]

Wood Sandpiper [K]

A refreshing coconut


Back in PJ, enjoying a cendol

Liz wrote on Dec 7, 2009:
Beautiful photos. You must be very happy with the camera.

Liz wrote on Dec 7, 2009:
What, no cup of tea !!!

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