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Jumaat, 13 April 2012

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012 03:38 PM PST

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iGossip by Rizal: --> Jom Tengok Pusaran <b>di Tanjung Tuan</b>!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 12:47 AM PST


It was the a program held my Administration of Students Affair of IPG-International Languages Campus. The main program was kayaking and we had to pay RM35 each. Unfortunately I couldn't find any photo during kayaking activity.
Early in the morning...our journey took more than an hour from KL to Port Dickson. We stopped for a while at petrol station to withdraw money and buy snacks.
At time we arrived, the shore was empty, surut habis...haha, so we had to wait for the sea level to rise. I hate tide lol. Only then, we were able to do kayaking.
 Srikandi...All of them are now teaching; Kajian Sosial and French.
The Otai...The guy in blue is Mr. Thahir Kamaruzzaman. He was once the officer at the administration and he retired last year. Such a great, humble and friendly man.
 Me...Muhamad Rizal bin Sadiman.
We were on our way heading towards Tanjung Tuan or Cape Rachado (the name was given by the Portuguese) to see the famous legendary 'pusaran' or whirlpool.
The front gate of Tanjung Tuan. We were supposed to pay RM1 each but we were lucky that day for not needing to pay the entrance fee. Alhamdulillah...
 This is the lighthouse of Tanjung Tuan.
We were very happy after 20 minutes of walking. The weather was totally hot! The sun was very mean that day but we were meaner lol. By making this far was an achievement of a lifetime haha.
Can you see the whirlpools? I couldn't, so unfortunate. According to myth, there was a fisherman managed to get through the brutal whirlpools. He was the only one who survived while the others were nowhere to be found. They all went messing. The whirlpoosl is said to be brutally rotate during fool moon. Hair-raising ha?
 Some of us were posing like models of the magazine.
 While some were just sitting overthere, doing nothing; we were actually hiding for the sunlight.
 Heading back to the shore.
The final blow is the photo of us together. There we 40 of us actually but some couldn't make here. Anyway, thanks to Aman Rasidi for the photos. It was a splendid experience indeed.

Wanna know more about Port Dickson and this awesome spot, do visit this travel blog; Travelog air & sha.

Hope you get it...till then, that is how
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My Birding field trips: Raptor Census at <b>Tanjung Tuan</b>, Malaysia

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 07:10 AM PDT

The company that I work required us to utilise our previous year carried forward leave before 31st of March. It has being a few years already I use a big portion of my carried forward leave as field trips to participate in conservation of raptors through monitoring.
Raptor comes from a Latin word rapere that means to seize, to grap by force. Raptor is a term use for birds that have good eyesight for accurate judgement of distance for landing and hunting. They also have strong talons, strong curved beak, strong legs for catching, holding food and to tear flesh.
The purpose of research on migrating raptors through monitoring this long term migratory raptor census project is collate information on migratory raptor populations, species, it's flight strategies on weather conditions. Over the years of data information collated will then able to make a better analysis does it's flight patterns behaviour, populations are affected by the environmental factors. The intresting part is others countries who are in the migratory raptors flyway are also doing this type of survey and monitoring. The data collated by each country will then be combine and compile for a better information and knowledge necessary for conservation of raptors and their habitats.
Raptors migratory patterns and it's populations is a good yardstick of the health of our ecosystem environment. A healthy ecosystem is a good indicator availabilities of adequate food source and fresh water for all.
Where is the best site for Raptor migratory monitoring in Malaysia for spring migration?
At present we able to indentify that Tg Tuan or formally known as Cape Rachado.
The meaning of Spring migration.
Spring migration is bird in big population migrate long distance flying north bound in the spring to breed. Food source is the primary motivation for migration. The longer days of the northen hemispher sumner provide extended time for breeding birds to feed their young.


As migration is energy intensive the fly route are normally shaped by geographical, ecological, and even meteorological factors. Flyways normally is along mountain ranges or coastlines this is due the birds could have the advantage of updrafts and other wind patterns. If possible they will avoid large stretches of open water (sea).


What is the Best time to watch the raptors at Tanjung Tuan.
In order to conserve energy to cross the open sea the raptors will use the fly path of Pulau Rupat, Indonesia that is about 38km distance from Tg Tuan. As raptors are large they require thermals to assist them to glide without using much energy to continous flapping their wings, the timeframe windows on a good condusive weather for migration is between 11am till 4pm.
The waiting time for migratory raptors, you could observe the others residence birds and wildlife that residece in that small green lung.












This year the 42 days counting starts from Feb bring a final score of 57,128 raptors fly past Tg Tuan.
Oriental Honey Buzzard- 53,040
Japanese Sparrowhawk - 152
Does the raptors migratory patterns and it's population impacted by the changes on global weather conditions and natural dissaster? If you are a birder based in Malaysia do spare some days as a volunteering basis to assist Raptor Census at Tg Tuan.
Your small contribution and effort will leads us the answers for the above. The census are carry out yearly from Mid February till April.
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Dig deep: 10 - 13th March 2012: Raptor Watch, <b>Tanjung Tuan</b>

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 06:10 PM PDT

Compared to last year, this year's pilgrimage was a decidedly low key affair. The weather conditions conspired against getting many good photos, so, for a better idea of the event and its birds, have a browse through 12-13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th March 2011.

On the 10th, the entire day produced only 17 Grey-faced Buzzards, including this juvenile.

We were glad of the opportunity to watch any bird that would show itself, such as this immature Black-naped Oriole...

...and a Blue-throated Bee-eater.

After a while, even these disappeared, so we resorted to looking at pictures of raptors...

...And people HOPING to get pictures of raptors!

Thankfully, the 11th was a lot better! We counted over 5,300 Oriental Honey-buzzards, though wind and lighting conditions were still not in favour of the photographers!

The best of a bad bunch - a male, two females and a juv. I got much better pics last year!

The star of the day was a dark morph Booted Eagle.

The pictures would have been a lot better if I hadn't had the camera on the wrong settings! Still - it happens, and there will be others...

This Barn Swallow seemed to think it was hilarious!

The 12th was a new low - just one OHB all day, but fortunately, we had made the decision not to sit at the lighthouse. Instead we had a lazy day in the garden and by the beach, when I trained my camera on some of the common birds I usually overlook.

Asian Glossy Starling, Brown Shrike, Spotted Dove and Yellow-vented Bulbul, all taken with coffee in John and Ting Howes' front garden!

A pair of Oriental Magpie-robins coming to take scraps as we lunched at the Yacht Club!

At dusk we went to check out a green-pigeon roost hoping for Orange-breasted. No luck, but we did observe this male Pink-necked apparently eating mud from the foreshore - can anyone explain it? Perhaps taking mineral supplements?

A female Pink-necked Green-pigeon preparing to roost in Rhizophora.

So that was it for Raptor Watch this year. We were fortunate to have one 'big day', and it made us realize what exceptional fortune we'd had last year!

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