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.
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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.Full content generated by Get Full RSS.
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