|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!